Cheese Is Love

Making a Difference, One Cheese at a Time

Cheese Is Love was born out of our deep commitment to our community. Thousands of people in Southern Oregon lost their homes and livelihoods in the 2020 Almeda Fire, and thousands more are suffering from the prolonged economic impacts of the pandemic. As a result, our local friends and neighbors are going hungry. We are here to help – and for many months, Rogue Creamery donated thousands of pounds of cheese to non-profits and food banks. But as a small, artisan cheese company, we needed a way to keep up with demand. So that’s when we created Cheese is Love, an extra-aged cheddar that gives you the chance to give back with us.

Total Pounds Donated Since January 2021:


Cheese Is Love Cheddar



Cheese Is Love is an extra-mature cheddar that has aged about 3 years. Sharp, nutty, and complex, it’s the perfect addition to your cheese and charcuterie platter. Pair it with a supple, medium-bodied red wine or a malty amber ale.

All proceeds go towards feeding those in need in Southern Oregon! For every block you purchase, we donate the same amount to food banks in our community. Click here to learn more about Cheese Is Love!

Are you a Rogue local looking to purchase this cheese? Find it in-person at our Cheese Shop and Farm Stand to avoid paying shipping!

Ingredients: USDA Certified Organic Pasteurized Cow Milk, Salt, Enzymes and Cheese Cultures.


Appearance: Pale yellow-white

Texture: Moderately firm, with a slight calcium lactate “crunch” and a tendency to crumble due to extended aging

Taste: Nutty, sweet, and sharp


  • While delicious when grated into a casserole or bowl of chili, we most enjoy this nuanced, aged cheese on a cheese plate alongside dried fruit, nuts, and cured meat.
  • This cheddar pairs well with a supple, medium-bodied red wine such as Syrah or a Bordeaux blend. We also love it with a malty amber ale.

Key Details:

  • Aged a minimum of 28 months
  • Hand cut and hand milled cheddar
  • Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth 
  • Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free
  • Milk is rBST free

Shelf Life: 9 months 

Suggested Storage: Keep refrigerated at 38°-40° F

Ingredients: Certified Organic pasteurized whole cow’s milk, salt, enzymes, cheese cultures  

Milk type:  Certified Organic pasteurized cow’s milk 

Rennet: Organic, vegetarian, and GMO-free microbial enzyme 


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Related Gifts

Cheese is love cheddar cheese held in hands
For every block of Cheese Is Love you purchase, we’ll give the same amount to those in need.

We donate cheese every few weeks to local nonprofit ACCESS, who then distributes it to local pantries and pickup points.  All of our Cheese Is Love proceeds will go towards expanding the reach and impact of these donations.

By choosing Cheese Is Love, you’re making a difference in the lives of countless families in our community!

We’re grateful for the support of Rogue Creamery President David Gremmels, and our friends at Airstream Adventures for their generous seed donations to kickstart this campaign. Their love makes this project possible.

Thank you to regional businesses Taylor Made Labels and West Coast Paper for donating a portion of the packaging materials we require to distribute cheese to those in need in our community!