Meet the world’s first smoked blue cheese: Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue. Playfully inspired by Smokey Bear, this award-winning cheese is made from organic cow's milk and cold-smoked over Oregon hazelnuts for 16 hours. This process adds a sweet flavor of caramel and hazelnuts, which Rogue Creamery describes as candied bacon. Creamy, buttery, and crumbly in texture with a pale, buttery paste, and gorgeous blue-green veining. You’ll taste spicy-sweet flavors of honey, apple, and nectarine, plus a mild “blue” finish.
Smokey Blue elevates even the simplest of foods - from burgers to deviled eggs. It’s also a unique addition to cheeseboards where it’s best served with nut brittle or preserved fruits. Pair with American whiskey and bigger red wines like Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel, as well as white wines exhibiting a hint of sweetness. For a simple snack, top on some crackers or a bagel.
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