Local Cheesemakers Stand up to FDA

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Vern Caldwell gently brushes the rind of an aged wheel of cheese over an open grate as he prepares it for cutting. The act of love is the culmination of a process rife with age-old tradition. “Some of the most important things we do are the same as it has been … Continue reading »

Distribution Limited on Blue Cheese

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 … Continue reading »

Oregon Cheese Festival Begins

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Cheesemakers from across the state, are meeting in the Rogue Valley to celebrate a decade of a favorite artisan food. The 10th annual Oregon Cheese Festival runs from Friday to Sunday, with different events happening each day. Friday night kicks off with the “Meet the Cheesemakers and Winemakers Dinner” at the Ashland Springs … Continue reading »

Rogue Creamery Now a “Benefit Company”

MEDFORD, Ore. — Local cheese shop Rogue Creamery is the first business in the state to earn a new title for social responsibility. The shop is now one of 29 companies registered as a benefit company, a new business type created this year by the Oregon House. Benefit companies are a way for businesses to … Continue reading »

Rogue Creamery Receives Top Honors

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — It probably is not surprising that at the 30th annual “American Cheese Society Competition” last week, the Rogue Creamery received top honors, but it is still an honor to the local cheesemaker. More than 30 judges including food science professors, cheese mongers, retail cheese managers, and cheese experts smelled, felt, tasted, … Continue reading »

Day of Donation Deliveries

MEDFORD, Ore. – Friday was a day of donation delivery in the Rogue Valley. Less than a week until the holiday and local businesses are already in the giving mood. On Friday, Les Schwab donated 150 turkeys to the Salvation Army. Those turkeys will be a part of a grocery pack that the Salvation Army … Continue reading »