Christmas Gift Idea 22: Rogue River Special Reserve Blue – Best Cheese in the World
We’ve always known this cheese is special. This year the world has caught on. Named 2019’s best cheese in the world at 2019 Guild of fine food awards and the 2019 “Best Cheese in the World” at the annual World Cheese Awards in Bergamo Italy.
The Rogue River Special Reserve Blue is made on the Autumn Equinox each year and availability is strictly limited globally so we are very lucky to bring this special cheese to you in-store.
This rare North American organic blue cheese is hand made at Rogue Creamery in Central Point, Oregon. It’s made for only a few weeks each year during the autumn equinox. 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 wheels of cheese have been salted & pierced they are hand wrapped in local organic handpicked Syrah vine leaves from Cow Horn Vineyard.
These leaves have been macerated in local organic pear brandy from Clear Creek Distillery. The cheese is then ripened in the dairy cellars for a minimum of eight months.
The moist and creamy marbled texture has a strong but not overpowering blue mould flavour that finishes with an extraordinary fruity aftertaste and a hint of pear brandy reminiscent of Christmas pudding.
The perfect way to celebrate the end of a long year as a gift to yourself or to share with your family and friends.
$20 per 100g / Rogue River Special Reserve Blue is available in-store only.