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Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue

$40.00/Lb




You may think that producing a half dozen award-winning blue cheeses would satisfy any self-respecting cheesemaker, but it wasn't enough for the team at Rogue. Introduced in 2009 after years in development, this natural-rind blue just might be the best of the bunch. The key ingredient here is sustainable natural whole milk from a single herd of Brown Swiss and Holstein cows. Luscious & creamy with just the right amount of crunch, it probably won't club you over the head and drag you back to the cave; complement the mellow spice with a sweet & fruity Icewine.


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Just the Facts

Country
United States
Region
Oregon
Milk Type
Cow
Pasteurization
Pasteurized
Rennet Type
Vegetarian
Age
9-12 months

Pour a glass of...
  • Riesling

    This food-friendly wine ranges from super sweet to quite dry. Acidity, minerality, and aromas of tropical fruit are almost always present.

    Dry: Characterized by bracing acidity and stark minerality. Tropical fruit on the nose, stunningly balanced flavor overall.
    Pair with: This versatile wine works equally well with a fresh chevre (bringing out acidity) as it does a stinker like Willoughby (playing up the sweet/salty contrast).


    Sweet: The other end of the spectrum offers a cloyingly sweet, syrupy wine. Aromas of ripe peaches and tropical fruit dominate, along with floral, perfumed accents.
    Pair with: With something this strong it’s best to contrast the sweetness with something funky or salty: A pungent washed rind like Grayson or a punchy blue like Bleu du Bocage.

  • Rosé

    We love them all! Everything from light, crisp Provence style to deep and fruity Spanish Rosados. Don’t be afraid to enjoy rosé year-round, but we like the summer staple best with refreshing, mild cheeses that are great in warm weather.

    Pair with: Young chevres like Coupole and bloomy rinds like Moses Sleeper for the lighter stuff. A darker, fruitier rosé can stand up to a heavier cheese like nutty Pecorino Oro Antico. Sparkling rosé is a perfect match for Nettle Meadow Kunik.

  • Strong Beers

    Barleywine, Old Ale, Strong Ale, Scotch Ale

    Big and intense, with an alcohol punch to match, don’t underestimate any of these guys. Flavors will favor the malty side of the spectrum, with dark fruit, leather, and tobacco notes common. You will taste the booze. And it will be delicious.
    Pair with: A cheese equally big in flavor. Dunbarton Blue has subtle bluing and a savory-sweet gouda flavor that will be a perfect match for these tough brews.


To find the roots of artisan American cheesemaking, look no further than Rogue Creamery. The Vella family began crafting cheese in southern Oregon during the Depression, even supplying troops with cheddar during WWII. Carrying on in the Vella family's traditions, David Gremmels takes great care with his handmade blue cheeses made from organic raw milk. These cheeses have taken the nation, and the American Cheese Society Awards, by storm over the past decade.