Rogue Creamery Rogue River Blue
After decades of award winning production, the newest owners of Rogue --David Gremmels and Cary Bryant--decided to take it up a notch. For a special edition of the company's classic 'Oregon Blue Vein' they start with pastured, raw summer milk. A fruity nuance is added to the dense, vegetal, smoky blue after several months of aging by wrapping the wheels with local pear "eau de vie" soaked grape leaves from a neighboring vineyard. Due to the highly seasonal milk supply and remarkable demand, availability is limited. An eau de vie "pearing" seems like a natural choice.