The funky smell of a crumbly blue can make any cheese lover swoon. And with the release of Rogue Creamery’s new line, your cheese case will soon be swarming with eager shoppers. Recently, the cheesemaker debuted its line of pre-packaged blue cheese wedges, featuring six varieties of organic, cave-aged goodness.
“We are always looking for ways to offer a cheese that’s on the cutting edge of sustainability,” says David Gremmels, President of Rogue Creamery. “We aim to raise the bar and make our products more available to a broader range of consumers—all while reducing our plastic consumption and carbon footprint.”
According to the release, the new varieties are certified organic and are now available in a convenient 4.2 oz wedge format in Oregon Blue, Smokey Blue, Crater Lake Blue, Oregonzola, Caveman Blue, and Bluehorn Blue flavors. In addition to garnering interest from a number of retailers, these new wedges will be showcased at Northwest region Safeway and Albertsons supermarkets as part of their “Best of the Northwest” promotion this spring.
National distributor and fellow B Corporation KeHE is set up to offer all six wedge varieties for sale, as well as West Coast distributor Tony’s Fine Foods. Rogue Creamery is working with other regional and national distributors to offer these new wedges to buyers across the country in the coming weeks.
Rogue is also using the rollout of its new wedge format as an opportunity to rethink its case packaging and make its products more accessible to smaller independent retailers. Single-variety cases containing six wedges each are now available. In addition, Rogue Creamery is looking into the potential of cost-savings to retailers purchasing larger case/pack quantities, to be introduced this summer.
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