Caveman Blue

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A favorite of cheesemongers and connoisseurs, organic Caveman Blue is a favorite choice for a cheese platter. A natural rind allows this cheese to release moisture while cave-aging, developing a fudgy, creamy texture with earthy notes of shitake mushroom, sweet golden beets, brown butter, and moderate “blue” flavor.

What’s the Story Behind the Caveman?

Pulling inspiration from Southern Oregon’s extensive cave systems as well as the occasional Bigfoot sighting, Grants Pass and Josephine County in Southern Oregon have long considered the Caveman to be something of a regional mascot. The particular Caveman character on our label was adapted from a logo used by the original Rogue Gold brand, a company in Grants Pass, OR that produced butter and other dairy products up until 2002.

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Appearance: Brown/tan textured rind and golden yellow paste

Texture: Fudgy and creamy with fine, random granularity

Taste: Shitake, golden beet, and brown butter, with moderate “blue” flavor

Suggested Pairings:

  • Caveman makes a perfect accompaniment to fruit and nut studded crisps, stewed shallots, or a contrasting bright orange marmalade. The addition of Caveman Blue can elevate a variety of dishes, such as an otherwise-simple side of roasted squash and toasted nuts.
  • Caveman’s earthy backbone shines best with bold reds like Zinfandel and Syrah, dessert wines such as Tokaji, and full-flavored stout beers.

Key Details:

  • Cave-aged with a natural rind
  • Aged a minimum of 2 months
  • Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
  • Vegetarian-friendly and gluten free
  • Milk is rBST free

Shelf Life: 120 days

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

Milk type: Certified Organic pasteurized cow’s milk

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

Ingredients: Certified Organic pasteurized whole cow milk, salt, enzymes, cheese cultures, Penicillium Roqueforti

2019 Specialty Food Association sofi Awards: 3rd Place (Cow’s Milk Cheese)

2018 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Blue Veined with Rind or External Coating)

2017 American Cheese Society Competition: 1st Place (Blue Veined with Rind or External Coating)

2017 United States Cheese Championships: 2nd Place (Blue Veined with Exterior Molding)

2016 American Cheese Society Competition: 3rd Place (Blue Veined with Rind or External Coating)

2014 World Cheese Awards: SuperGold

2013 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Rinded Blue-Veined Cow’s Milk)

2013 World Cheese Awards: Bronze

2011 Global Cheese Awards: Bronze

2010 World Championship Cheese Contest: Silver

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