Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese

December 20th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Smokey Blue Cheese

Smokey Blue Cheese

Cheese of the Month

Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue Cheese

Like most cheeses I try, I came upon Rogue’s Smokey Blue by chance. I was hoping to get Point Reyes Blue Cheese, but could not find it at our usual store. I saw Smokey Blue and became intrigued. I was specifically going for a blue cheese to put on leftover turkey sandwiches after Thanksgiving.

Upon research I learned this raw cow’s milk cheese is smoked over hazelnut shells and is aged for 6 months. ┬áRogue’s Smokey Blue crumbles nicely into small and medium chunks. It has a nice smooth texture and a slight sweetness, which complements the earthy, savory blue cheese notes. It is not overly strong in its blue cheesiness. Like most blue cheeses, it’s got quite a bit of salt. The veins of blue are thin and delicate, and allow for an excellent flavor balance. The smokiness is subtle, but still adds a unique, wonderful depth of flavor.

Smokey Blue Rogue Creamery

Smokey Blue Rogue Creamery

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