Smokey Blue

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Playfully inspired by Smokey Bear, this American original is cold-smoked for many hours over Oregon hazelnut shells. This process infuses the cheese with unique aromas of barrel-aged vanilla, bread pudding, and candied bacon. You’ll taste spicy-sweet flavors of honey, apple, and nectarine, plus a mild “blue” finish.


Appearance: Pale, buttery paste with blue veining

Texture: Creamy, buttery, and crumbly, with mild tannins

Taste: Vanilla, bread pudding, roasted nuts, and nectarine, with mild “blue” flavor

Suggested Pairings:

  • Elevates even the simplest of foods, such as burgers and deviled eggs. A unique addition to any cheese board, where it is best served with nut brittle or preserved fruits.
  • Stands up well to bigger red wines, including Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel, as well as white wines exhibiting a hint of sweetness.  A favorite pairing with American Whiskey.

Key Details:

  • The world’s first smoked blue cheese
  • Made by cold-smoking Oregon Blue wheels over hazelnut shells
  • Cave-aged 90 days
  • 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

2018 American Cheese Society Competition: 3rd Place (Smoked Cow’s Milk Cheese)

2016 World Championship Cheese Contest: 2nd Place (Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses)

2015 American Cheese Society Competition: 1st Place (Smoked Cow’s Milk Cheese)

2015 United States Championship Cheese Contest: 2nd Place Silver (Blue-Veined)

2013 American Cheese Society Competition: 2nd Place (Smoked Cow’s Milk Cheese)

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

2006 SIAL Paris Innovation Award

2006 NASFT Outstanding Product Line Award

2005 NASFT Outstanding New Product Award

2005 US Championship Cheese Contest: 2nd Place (Flavored Semi-Soft)

2004 World Cheese Awards: 1st Place (Other, Smoked)

2004 World Cheese Awards: Best American Cheese


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