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American-Made Cheese Named World's Best


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"American-Made Cheese Named World's Best for the First Time Ever"

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For the first time in the annual event’s history, an American-made cheese won the top spot at the World Cheese Awards.

Rogue River Blue Cheese, produced by Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon, is an organic, cave-aged blue cheese that is wrapped in pear spirit-soaked Syrah grape leaves.

The Savencia Fromage & Dairy-owned creamery beat out some tough competition: More than 3,800 cheeses from 42 countries and 6 continents were evaluated by a panel of 260 judges in Bergamo, Italy this month.

The article goes on to say the French Press aren't very happy with the decision.

 

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8 minutes ago, kayb said:

I've had, and like, Rogue River blue. I don't remember the grape leaves wrap, though. Wonder if that was a special edition for the awards?

Gives me wonder what we. consumers, might do with a quality cheese.    Adding seasonings/wraps/aging...    Worth a few bucks worth of candidate cheeses and a little of our time?     Concept.

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they are extraordinary cheeses made in the USA. 

 

many excellent ones in Vermont , NewHampshire , California , and I guess Oregon.

 

but to single out one cheese as best , well ,  misses the point ?

 

since when is a fantastic blue better than a Brie // Camembert ? 

 

and BTW

 

https://blythedalecheese.com/artisan-cheese/

 

is superb if you age the small wheels at home carefully.

 

still

 

Congratulations , Oregon !

 

@Margaret Pilgrim

 

reminda me of the Pub Cheese Days  while in college

 

inexpensive orange cheese 

 

mixed w port  etc.    

 

and its verify easy to make your own Boursin.  I used to do it 

 

https://www.boursin.com/products/

 

Hunger is a great motivator and equalizer 

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1 hour ago, rotuts said:

superb if you age the small wheels at home carefully.

 

 

Excellent point.    We find that many/most cheese sellers offer cheeses too young.    We love Cowgirl's "Red Hawk" rind-washed cheese, but we try to buy it a month or so ahead of need since it is always green when we buy it, regardless of seller.    "Infanticide".  

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1 hour ago, Margaret Pilgrim said:

 

Excellent point.    We find that many/most cheese sellers offer cheeses too young.    We love Cowgirl's "Red Hawk" rind-washed cheese, but we try to buy it a month or so ahead of need since it is always green when we buy it, regardless of seller.    "Infanticide".  

 

I remember when purchasing cheeses, including Red Hawk,  at the Cowgirl Creamery shop at the Ferry Building, I was asked when I planned on serving them and they selected specimens that would be ready.   I had a couple of parties in mind and they kindly separated the cheeses that I needed to set aside for the event that was a week later. 

 

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16 hours ago, kayb said:

I've had, and like, Rogue River blue. I don't remember the grape leaves wrap, though. Wonder if that was a special edition for the awards?

I wonder if the leaves are part of the initial aging and then are tossed out somewhere along the line, having imparted their "magic".

 

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'

Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

Tim Oliver

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