Rogue Creamery's cheesemaking roots go all the way back to the 1930s when Tom Vella (father to renown cheesemaker Ig Vella) decided to open a Southern Oregon creamery in the middle of the depression. Today, Rogue Creamery is run by David Gremmels and Cary Bryant, who continue to uphold the practices and principles of artisan cheesemaking as set out by the Vellas.
Caveman Blue is a fruity blue with slight vanilla tones and a texture full of butter and crystals. It is aged about a year and has a natural rind. The brand Cave Man Blue was used by the Rogue Gold Cheese Co. from the '40s until the late '90s. The tag line was "aged in the domain of the cavemen." Caveman pairs well with big reds like Zinfandels, Cabernets and Port. It also works well with a strong stout or barley wine.
Farm / Company: Rogue Creamery
Cheesemaker: Cary Bryant
Proprietor: David Gremmels & Cary Bryant
City, State: Central Point, Oregon
Region: Pacific Northwest
Milk Type: Cow
Milk Treatment: Raw
Aging: 6 - 12 months
Size(s): 5 pounds