Rogue River Blue
Rogue River Blue
is a raw milk blue cheese from Oregon, and is considered to be America's answer to the most prestigious French Blues. It is wrapped in grape leaves that have been macerated in pear brandy.
2015 American Cheese Society Winner!
Origin: Oregon, US
Milk: Raw Cow Rennet Type: Vegetarian Age: Cave-aged 9-12 months
Look: Wrapped in grape leaves, antique linen-hued paste, green veins
Feel: Thick, buttery
Smell: Fresh and grassy
Taste: Nutty and tangy with fruit, spice, blackberry, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate and bacon flavors
Pairs well with: Choose bold, aged wines: Viognier, classic French or German Gewürztraminers, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, dessert wines; pear brandy; whiskey or bourbon; hazelnut porter or chocolate stout.
Tastes good with: Dried apricots or pears, Felino and other salamis, honey
Recipe: Rogue River Blue with Honey Bourbon Grilled Figs
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Often considered the king of Italian salame, Felino is traditionally made in the Parma region of Italy. Stuffed in a thick natural pork casing called culare, the fresh meat is then aged extremely slowly to achieve its legendary smooth texture and aroma. Serve on an antipasti platter with olives, roasted peppers and marinated artichoke hearts.
Ingredients: Pork, Salt, Sugar, Sherry Wine, Spices, Fresh Garlic, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Nitrite, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Sodium Nitrate
Warnings ALLERGENS: Sulfites, Less than 10ppm
Les Folies Fromages by Guillaume and Lesgards- Roquefort Fruit Spread- Quince Apple
Les Folies Fromages (The Cheese Follies) by Guillaume et Lesgards have created a line of wonderful fruit spreads, each designed for a specific type of cheese. They make their jams/spreads/jellies/confits in the French Pyrenees in Campan. The spreads contain less sugar than jams and are cooked in small quantities in an old copper cauldron (c. 1871) and fueled by a steam boiler for speed, resulting in more fruit flavor. These spreads will add a new dimension to your old favorites.
For Roquefort and other blue cheeses, a fruit spread of quince and apple with cinnamon, clove, and ginger. The classic quince-apple association is enhanced by the slightly bitter-sweet spice blend, and is a surprising, yet perfect, accompaniment for any blue.
Origin: Lies, France
Producer: Guillaume and Lesgards
Mitica Orange Blossom Honey
This light, flowery orange blossom honey is delicate yet flavorful. Versatile with any cheese, especially blues. Taken from apiaries around Murcia, on Spain's eastern coast, this is a beautiful honey used to top cheeses, fruits, or yogurt. A favorite way to use this honey is drizzled on an appetizer of blue cheese stuffed figs! Packed in a beautiful, apothecary glass jar, this honey also makes a lovely gift. Since this is a natural, raw honey, it will crystallize over time or at cooler temperatures. To return this honey to a liquid state, simply heat the jar in warm water, stirring to smooth the texture. 7 Ounces