Rogue River Blue Best Cheese Winner at the World Cheese Awards
Today we are celebrating a local Oregon success! Rogue River Blue, a beloved cheese in Oregon that is always highly anticipated near its fall release, has won Best Cheese at the World Cheese Awards! Made from organic milk of cows who graze along the Rogue River, the Rogue River Blue truly captures Oregon agriculture in one bite. Small batch wheels are hand wrapped in Syrah leaves that have been soaked in a pear brandy, the cheese is then cave-aged for 9 to 11 months, yielding flavors of hazelnut, blackberry and vanilla.
A truly global cheese event, the World Cheese Awards is a celebration of the food community, bringing together makers, mongers and critics from around the world for three decades. Though Rogue Creamery has been celebrated at this event and others before, including winning Best Blue Cheese in 2003, this is the first time they or any other American creamery has received the ceremony’s top accolade.
Since 2011, American cheesemakers have been on the rise in the world cheesemaking arena. Providing consistent quality, making strides in innovation, and offering a variety of cultural styles has put America as a leader in the World Food Awards. Out of 3800 cheeses judged in 2019, American cheesemakers won 89 and have been winning one-third of the total awards at the competition, beating out historic competitors like France and Italy.
We are proud to carry cheeses from these other 2019 World Food Award Winners in our case!
Jasper Hill Farm and Cellars at Jasper Hill
Crown Finish Caves
Spring Brook Farm Cheese
Jacobs and Brichford Farmstead Cheese
Sartori Cheese Company
Tulip Tree Creamery
Red Wines Tasting
Thursday, October 24th
5:30 – 7:30
This week’s wine tasting will be featuring three different red wines that we think you will love! This week’s lineup includes a locally made Pinot Noir from Tim Malone Wines, a red blend from France, and Dolcetto from Italy’s Piedmont region. Each wine is distinct and delicious, perfect for sipping on these cool fall evenings.
Pinot Noir, Timothy Malone Wines, 2017, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Timothy Malone Wines is a family owned and operated winery located in Newberg, Oregon. Tim Malone began making wine in 2006, learning at J. Christopher Wines and Cameron Winery. In 2012 Malone made his first vintage under the Timothy Malone label. His 2017 Pinot Noir has notes of cranberry, minerality and touch of earthiness.
Patrice Colin, “Vielles Vignes,” Coteaux du Vendômois AOP, 2017, Loire Valley, France
Coteux du Vendomois is a winemaking region within France’s Loire Valley. This particular wine is made using a blend of Pineau d’Aunis, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc. Patrice Colin uses organic and biodynamic in their wine making. This wine is aged in stainless steel vats for 6 months before being bottled. It is floral with a touch of spiciness.
Cascina Corte, Dolgliani, Dolcetto d’Alba, 2017, Cuneo, Italy
The winery Cascina Corte is named for the 17th century farmhouse that sits in the center of the vineyard. Located in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, Cascina Corte is an organic farm that makes wines from the region’s grape varietals, including Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Dolcetto. This wine is made with Dolcetto d’Alba. It has notes of red fruits, including currants and raspberries. A balance fresh fruit and tannin create a delicious and quaffable wine.
As always tastings are complimentary!
Raclette Night is Back!!
Every Wednesday until Spring
5:30pm- the cheese is gone!
Every Wednesday until the tulips come up in the spring, we will be doing traditional Raclette service. Starting at 5:30 and going until the cheese is gone! We cut a quarter wheel of raclette for service every event, so get in early because it could go quick!
$7 per plate
Roasted Potatoes, Ham, Cornichons and House Mustard all topped with ooey, gooey Raclette
See you there!
6031 SE Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
Tue-Sun 11 am – 11 pm