Flora Nelle Blue

(7 customer reviews)

From: $30.00

From: $30.00

A seasonal, springtime blue cheese inspired by European blue cheese recipes and the legacies of our grandmothers. Flora Nelle’s natural rind and traditional rennet produce beautiful and distinctive blue marbling with a layered, spicy, and savory flavor experience.

“For this recipe, I was inspired by the consistency of the classic Bleu de Gex and flavor of Bleu d’Auvergne.  I combined the recipes and created an American original that is loved by chefs and connoisseurs. It is a tribute to our families and particularly to my grandmother, Nelle.” -David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery President and Head Cheesemaker

First introduced in 2011, Flora Nelle left the marketplace in 2017 to allow Rogue Creamery to develop new recipes. Now Flora Nelle is back for 2022 as a seasonal cheese, exclusively available at this spring!

Ingredients: USDA Certified Organic Pasteurized Cow Milk, Salt, Enzymes, Cheese Cultures, Penicillium Roqueforti

Note: Unlike all of Rogue Creamery’s other cheeses, Flora Nelle is not a vegetarian product.

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Appearance: Ivory paste with distinctive and intricate green-blue marbling throughout

Texture: Thick, creamy, and fudgy with slight granularity

Taste: white pepper and spicy “blue” flavor, with hints of honey, wildflowers, and savory cured meat

Suggested Pairings:

  • A beautiful addition to a spring cheese board, Flora Nelle Blue draws the eye with its distinctive appearance. Also delicious when sliced or crumbled over salad or roasted vegetables.
  • Pairs best with wines that exhibit low to moderate sweetness, such as Sauternes, sweet Riesling, and PX Sherry.

Key Details:

  • A spring 2022 seasonal exclusive
  • Made with traditional, non-vegetarian rennet
  • Cave-aged with a natural rind for 60 days
  • Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
  • Gluten free
  • Milk is rBST free

Shelf Life: 90 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

2016 American Cheese Society Competition: Silver (Blue-Veined Cheese with Rind or External Molding, made with Cow’s Milk)

2016 Good Food Awards Winner

2012 World Cheese Awards: Gold

2012 National Association for Specialty Food Trade (NASFT): Gold (Outstanding USDA Certified Organic Product)

2012 American Cheese Society Competition: Silver (Blue-Veined Cheese)

2011 US Championship Cheese Contest: 2nd Place (Blue-Veined Cheese with Rind)

2011 World Cheese Awards: Gold (New Cheese – Blue)

7 reviews for Flora Nelle Blue

  1. Nancy (verified owner)

    We loved Flora Nelle. We’re big fans of anything Rogue and this was no exception. It was mild and fragrant. Felt like we were out in a grassy field!

  2. Dawn (verified owner)

    We are enjoying Flora Nelle’s mild, yet tangy flavor offering.

  3. Derrick George (verified owner)

    Mild, delicious.

  4. Tansy Rhein (verified owner)

    I am currently devouring my new most favorite blue cheese I ever tasted just a month ago or ; Bluehorn!

    I’m confident Flora will be delicious!

    The lavender cheese is also a big hit in my house!

  5. Deborah (verified owner)

    We hereby proclaim Saturday afternoons after shopping at our local farmer’s market, as “Flora Nelle Blue Time”! We add some plain crackers, a little of the Porcini Sage Salami, and a small glass of champagne. Pure delight! The taste of sweet wildflowers, green grass, the fragrance of savory sage, are pure pleasure. Please offer it at least every spring. WE LOVE ALL of your blues! We can also hear the happy cows in the background.

  6. pat chiechlowski

    was too mild for our taste & much prefer Rogue, Orgonzolla, and Brutal (which we haven’t seen offered yet this year).

  7. WILLIAM BOONE (verified owner)

    My current wife says it is the best.

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