Smokey Blue – Rouge Creamery – Pre Cuts Item #: MCS

  • Milk: Cow
  • Country: United States
  • Pasteurization: Pasteurized
  • Region: Oregon
  • Pack: 12/3.5 oz.

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 at once 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.