Smokey Blue is the first of its kind in the world. Inspired by a chef, its flavour is derived from cold-smoking blue cheese over the shells of native Oregon hazelnuts. The result is a cakey yet smooth blue reminiscent of candied bacon. Sweet, nutty flavours envelope the rich Organic milk, creating a crème brûlée sensation that is balanced by the earthy flavors of smoke and a hint of the toasted richness of a campfire. A cheese bursting with character and terroir, this is a true signature of Rogue Creamery and the state of Oregon.PDF Sell Sheet
Situated in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, Rogue Creamery has been inspired by a sense of place for 80 years. Rogue draws from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create award-winning handcrafted cheeses with local, Certified Organic milk.
Cheesemakers David Gremmels and Cary Bryant have maintained the principles laid out in the 1930s by Tom Vella, the pioneering founder of Rogue Creamery. Rogue cheeses have garnered more than 4 trophies and 30 awards, including World’s Best Blue Cheese at the 2003 World Cheese Awards, a first for a U.S. creamery. In 2015, Mr. Gremmels won the Specialty Food Association’s annual Business Leadership Award for advancing food standards in society – and society itself – by creating social, economic and environmental impact through innovation and vision. Rogue’s motto: People dedicated to sustainability, service, and the art and tradition of creating the world’s finest handmade cheese.
We’ll give you only one guess as to why our Smokey Blue was so named. Smoking our blue cheese over locally sourced hazelnut shells was a stroke of pure genius, and we aren’t ashamed to admit it!
1st Place, Cow Milk Smoked Cheese: 2015 ACS Awards
2nd Place, Blue Veined: 2015 US Championship Cheese
Best American Cheese: 2012 World Cheese Awards
Best in Show: 2011, 2009 ACS Awards
Innovation Award: 2006 SIAL Paris, France
Best American Cheese: 2004 World Cheese Awards
Store cheese under refrigeration between 3.3º–4.4º C. Always let your cheese come to room temperature before serving for its full flavor to develop.
Certified Organic Pasteurized Cow Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Cultures, Penicillium Roqueforti. Hormone-Free and Antibiotic-Free.
Optimal Shelf Life
Pack Size: 1/2.27 kg.
Product Dimensions: 20.25 x 20.25 x 5 cm.
Box Dimensions: 43.25 x 23 x 15.25 cm.
Net Case Weight: 2.27 kg.
Gross Case Weight: 2.35 kg.
Serve with nut brittle or roasted fall fruits; or try atop deviled eggs or a hamburger.
Smoked Lager or Brown Ale.
Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Sauternes; or even an American Whiskey.