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Crater Lake Blue

In 2002, Cary Bryant and David Gremmels purchased Rogue Creamery from the Vella family. Rogue's cheesemaking roots date back to the 1930s when Tom Vella, founder of the Vella Cheese Factory in Sonoma, California, opened a facility in Southern Oregon in the midst of the Depression. Cary and David learned the craft of making great blue cheese from Tom's son, Ignatio, and dove head first into rebuilding the crumbling infrastructure of the cheese house and retail store. They now buy milk from two local dairies and have recently purchased their own dairy and herd of Brown Swiss and Holstein cows to make their fine collection of artisan cheeses.

Rich veins of a brilliant blue-green twist throughout the dense, almost fudgy, paste of Crater Lake Blue. This cave-aged wheel develops tart lemon flavors that balance the piquant blue mold. Zippy and robust, Crater Lake Blue has the personality to match that of the long-established Rogue Creamery and its dedicated owners.

Farm / Company: Rogue Creamery

Cheesemaker: Cary Bryant

Proprietor: David Gremmels & Cary Bryant

Affineur:

City, State: Central Point, OR

Region: Pacific Northwest

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Vegetarian

Rind: None

Texture: Soft

Aging: 4 weeks

Size(s): 5 pounds