Oregon, United States
Inspired by a sense of place since 1933, Rogue Creamery draws from the beauty and flavors of Southern Oregon’s Rogue River Valley to create nine distinctive varieties of handcrafted blue cheeses and a variety of gourmet cheddars. Over the last 60 years , Rogue Creamery blue cheeses have received international acclaim. The USDA Certified Organic whole milk they use to make these original blues comes from their 75 acre dairy located along the banks of the rugged and scenic Rogue River. The creamery has won over 100 international and national awards .In 2016 its Flora Nelle and Rogue River Blue cheeses both won 1st Place at the 2016 Good Food Awards in San Francisco. Its Rogue River Blue cheese was awarded Best Blue Cheese @ the 2015 U.S. Cheese Championships, “Best of Show” at both the 2011 & 2009 American Cheese Society Competitions and “Best Blue Cheese” at the World Cheese Awards in London, England. Its Caveman Blue was awarded Super Gold (one of the Top 60 Cheeses in the World) @ the World Cheese Awards in 2014. Rogue Creamery registered as the 1st Benefit Company in the state of Oregon in 2014.
Overall B Impact Score
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