Caveman Blue

Rogue Creamery's cheesemaking roots date back to the 1930s when Tom Vella, founder of the Vella Cheese Factory in Sonoma, California, decided to open a creamery in Southern Oregon in the midst of the Depression. The creamery created a wealth of jobs for the area, and soon came to focus almost exclusively on making blue cheese. In the early 2000s, Tom's son, Ig, sold Rogue Creamery to 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, dense blue with slight vanilla tones and a texture full of butter and crystals. It is aged "in the domain of the cavemen" about a year and has a natural rind. Caveman pairs well with big red wines like Zinfandels, Cabernets and Port. It also works well with a strong stout or barleywine.

Farm / Company: Rogue Creamery

Cheesemaker: Cary Bryant

Proprietor: David Gremmels & Cary Bryant


City, State: Central Point, Oregon

Region: Pacific Northwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: Natural

Texture: Firm

Aging: 6 - 12 months

Size(s): 5 pounds