One of the things we love about specialty artisan cheese is seasonality, and whilst most cheeses are available most of the year, there are a few that are only around for a short period. Rogue Creamery Special Reserve Blue is just one of those cheeses. Released once a year & with limited stock, its one of the most sought-after blue cheeses in the world & we are delighted to have this back in the shop.

This rare North American benchmark organic blue cheese is handmade at Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon for only a few weeks each year during autumn. At this time of year the creamery’s single herd of Brown Swiss & Holstein cows are at the end of their natural lactation cycle & their rich concentrated milk is infused with the esters of native grasses, hops, clover, blackberries & wild herbs that grow on the lush grazing pastures beside the Rogue River.

After the cheese have been salted & pierced they are hand wrapped in local organic Syrah vine leaves. These leaves have been macerated in local organic pear brandy, the cheese is then ripened in the dairy cellars for a minimum of eight months. Its moist creamy texture has a creamy blue mould flavour with subtle hints of signature terroir including pine, wild ripened berries, hazelnuts, morels and pears.

Rogue Creamery create handcrafted blue cheeses to international acclaim. Made in Oregon, USA along the banks of the rugged and scenic Rogue River, using certified sustainable organic whole milk.

Available in store for a limited time only.