Smokey Blue – Rogue Creamery Item #: U975-ORG

  • Availability: Stock
  • Milk: Cow
  • Country: United States
  • Pasteurization: Raw
  • Region: Oregon
  • Pack: 1/5# V

Smokey Blue is the creamery’s classic-style Oregon blue vein, cold smoked for 16 hours with Oregon hazelnut shells. The smoking process creates a cheese that is sweet, creamy, and smokey. The smoke flavor has great finesse and is not overpowering, as is the case with smoked cheeses of a lesser breed. The smoking mellows the sharpness typically associated with blues and creates an equally creamy texture that becomes lush and almost spreadable at room temperature. There is also a hint of nuttiness—from the hazelnut shells, one presumes—to add nuance to an already delightfully complex innovation.