CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Renovations at the Rogue Creamery are causing a temporary blue cheese shortage.
It’s smooth, creamy, aged and currently all nine Rogue Creamery blue cheeses are on display inside its cheese shop, but most of them will not be on display elsewhere for the next couple of months.
This is because the Rogue Creamery is renovating their blue cheese caves, and since the caves are out of commission, so is the blue cheese to some local merchants.
Roxyann Winery is one place who currently sells most of the Rogue Creamery blue cheeses, but a couple of weeks ago its managers received a letter in the mail from the Rogue Creamery owners stating they will not be receiving anymore shipments of blue cheese until the fall.
With only two dozen cheese wedges remaining, Roxyann Winery Tasting Room Manager, Brenda Pine, said she had to rework her cheese and fruit plate. It comes with two artisan cheeses, one of those currently being the Rogue Creamery blue cheese.
“I will probably have to get another blue cheese for a while, but right when it comes back out I will replace it,” said Pine.
While the blue cheese is out of commission, other cheese manufacturing including cheddar cheese, is going full force. Rogue Creamery said it is compensating those who will not have blue cheese for the next couple of months with other cheeses.
Rogue Creamery officials said the cheese caves outside of their creamery are just like normal caves but they are above ground. The caves are nearly 60 years old, and the owners said they needed to be renovated.
The limited distribution on blue cheese is set to end this fall. Cheese lovers can still get their fix at the Rogue Creamery Cheese Shop where all nine blue cheeses will continue to be sold.