For Immediate Release – Rogue Creamery‘s Echo Mountain Blue blue cheese and Mount Mazama cheddar cheese were both awarded Silver Medals at the 29th Annual World Cheese Awards in San Sebastian, Spain. The World Cheese Awards is the largest and most respected competition of its type in the world. There were 260 judges who gathered to taste and score more than 3000 cheeses from 31 different countries during the week.
“It’s wonderful to be in a place to share the message of giving thanks at the holiday tables of the families and friends of cheese lovers from this international audience. It’s a great recognition to have our passion and sustainable practices reinforced at the World Cheese Awards, as Echo Mountain is ranked once again among the world’s finest blue cheeses”, said David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery’s Cheesemaker and President.
This was the seventh time in the last 10 years that Rogue Creamery’s Echo Mountain Blue has been honored with a medal in the Mixed Milk Category at the World Cheese Awards for placing among the top 3 cheeses in the world, including a Gold Medal in Dublin in 2008. The remarkable taste of this award-winning blue reflects a montage of rich flavors made from the combination of this unique regional blend of grass-based, hormone free cow and goat’s milk. The flavor is clear, crisp, brilliant and complex with its subtle hint of goat’s milk. Brightly hued veins traverse the body of this cheese, infusing it with a bold, earthy flavor. It has a semi-soft texture with a silky- smooth mouthfeel and tangy finish.
About Rogue Creamery – www.roguecreamery.com Rogue Creamery’s international award winning handmade cheese is produced from USDA Certified Organic milk from their own organic dairy and made using sustainable practices. Rogue Creamery ensures a consistently delicious and healthful experience through its commitment to organic, sustainable and food safety processes which are third party certified. Its dairy, cheesemaking and ingredients are certified organic by Oregon Tilth and food safety programs, by ASI. Based in Southern Oregon, Rogue Creamery products can now be found around the world, including at Whole Foods, Neal’s Yard Dairy in London and Fromagerie Laurent Dubois in Paris.