Rogue River Blue Presale

Important Information about Your Preorder

Thank you for preordering the 2019/2020 World Champion Cheese, Rogue River Blue! This special presale of reserved product is only available to those who have placed preorders for the 2021 vintage of Rogue River Blue.

Have a question about your preorder that isn’t covered below? Check out our Preorder Help Page.

Please note: You must CONFIRM you have read and understand the Presale terms below before proceeding to checkout. Once you check the box confirming you have read the terms, the Add to Cart button will activate.

Presale Terms

Placing Your Presale Order

Please purchase Rogue River Blue in the quantity you preordered.

However, you are welcome to order less than you preordered – your preorder is not a binding commitment.

We cannot offer you more Rogue River Blue than the quantity you preordered

Please look for a recent email from us that confirms the amount you preordered.

If you want more Rogue River Blue than you preordered:

Please visit our standard  Rogue River Blue page which has information on how to purchase more Rogue River Blue after the Presale ends.

Presale Shipping Rules

By selecting a valid shipping date, you can be prepared to receive your package when it arrives at your door.

If you are not home when your package is delivered, and your cheese spoils as a result, we cannot offer you a refund or replacement. (Click here to see our full refund policies.) It is your responsibility to receive your package in a timely manner, and for communicating any additional delivery instructions to your local FedEx/UPS facility or driver in order to ensure that your package makes it to its intended destination without delay.

In order to ship to multiple addresses, you must place multiple orders.

Please make sure that the total amount of Rogue River Blue you order (between all orders placed) is not more than the quantity you preordered.

If you are sending this as a gift, you are responsible for making sure the recipient is home to receive the package on the day it arrives.

We cannot offer refunds or replacements if the cheese spoils because no one is home to receive the box.

Your Contact Info

When checking out, please use the email address you provided when reserving your preorder.

This is how we make sure that only preorder customers like you are able to place an advance purchase for this product.

Presale Payment

Your card will not be fully charged until your order ships.

We will authorize your card for the amount you are intending to spend, and hold that until your order ships. Upon shipment, your charge will settle and the transaction will be complete.

Rogue River Blue Presale

From: $75.00

From: $75.00

As fall comes to the Rogue Valley, cooler temperatures and wet weather bring renewed growth to the pastures. This is when our cow’s milk is at its best – and it’s only during these months that we make our limited edition, seasonal Rogue River Blue – a cheese that has now been named 2019/2020 World Champion at the World Cheese Awards.

After 9 to 11 months of careful tending in our aging caves, our team hand-wraps each wheel in organic, biodynamic Syrah grape leaves that have soaked in pear spirits. Each September on the Autumnal Equinox, the vats again begin to fill with milk that will one day become this distinctive cheese. This is the day we celebrate the release of the year’s Rogue River Blue.

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Appearance: Grape leaves encase an antique linen-hued paste with toile-style bluing

Texture: Fudgy and rich, with calcium lactate crystals that develop with age

Taste: Pear brandy, vanilla, toffee, truffle, and fig, with pronounced “blue” flavor

Suggested Pairings:

  • Needing no accompaniment, Rogue River Blue shines spectacularly when on its own or with a simple fruit compote. Added to salads or meats, it lifts cuisine to new heights and offers chefs an opportunity to integrate its wealth of complex flavors into their dishes.
  • Choose wines of age and distinction: Viognier, classic French or German Gewurztraminers, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and Sauternes are favorite pairings. Hazelnut Porter or Chocolate Stout bring out nuanced, earthy and nutty flavors, as do pear brandy, whiskey, and bourbon.

Key Details:

  • Wrapped in Syrah grape leaves that are soaked in pear spirits
  • Aged a minimum of 9-12 months
  • Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth
  • Vegetarian-friendly and gluten free
  • Milk is rBST free

Shelf Life: 180 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, grape leaves, organic pear liqueur.

2018 Specialty Food Association sofi Awards: Gold (Cow’s Milk Cheese)

2016 Good Food Awards: 1st Place (Cheese)

2015 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place Silver (Rinded Blue-Veined)

2015 United States Championship Cheese Contest: Best in Class (Blue-Veined Cheese)

2013 American Cheese Society Awards: 1st Place (Rinded Blue-Veined Cow’s Milk)

2012 World Cheese Awards: SuperGold (Best American Cheese)

2011 American Cheese Society Competition: Best in Show

2010 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Blue-Veined)

2009 American Cheese Society Competition: Best in Show

2009 American Cheese Society Competition: 1st Place (Blue-Veined)

2009 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Blue-Veined) — for Mini Rogue River Blue

2008 World Championship Cheese Contest: 3rd Place (Blue, Exterior Molding)

2007 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Blue Cheese)

2006 NASFT Outstanding Product Line Award

2006 World Cheese Awards: 2nd Place (Blue, External Mold)

2004 World Cheese Awards: 1st Place (Blue, External Mold)

2004 World Cheese Awards: 1st Place (Blue made outside of UK) 

2003 World Cheese Awards: Best Blue Cheese in the World

2003 World Cheese Awards: Best American Cheese

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Plus: upgrade your purchase!

Rogue River Blue Upgrade Pack

$25.00

Add this upgrade pack to your order for a top-notch Rogue River Blue experience! Fans of last year’s Upgrade Pack will be enjoy the same experience with our 2021 Rogue River Blue

  • One jar of Girl Meets Dirt Pear Cutting Preserves: our favorite spread to serve with Rogue River Blue. The addition of pink peppercorn accents the spicy-sweet notes in the cheese.
  • One box of Effie’s Homemade Original Oatcakes: we tested a variety of different crackers with Rogue River Blue, and these stood out. Their mild, nutty flavor and layered texture is a perfect complement to the cheese.
  • One Rogue River Blue Tasting Booklet. 

Notice: This pack does not contain Rogue River Blue cheese, and the cheese must be purchased separately by clicking here

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Rogue River Blue Mug

$15.00

This premium Rogue River Blue mug features a wraparound design of the scenic Rogue River that flows through our beautiful valley. Stars on the map indicate our Organic Dairy Farm in Grants Pass, and Cheese Shop in Central Point.

Details:

  • Ceramic mug
  • Hand wash only
  • Matte mint green color with Rogue River map design and glossy grey interior

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Rogue River Blue Cutting Board

This handmade Oregon cutting board is made in Eugene, Oregon from Oregon Red Alder. Red Alder is a sustainable hardwood that flourishes in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to sound forestry practices in Oregon, this beautiful, renewable resource will be available for years to come. This set comes complete with Rogue River Blue branding, making it the perfect gift for those who love our Worlds Best Cheese.

 

Item Dimensions: 9.5 inch round board

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