Pear & Blue Cheese

The delicate, sweet flavor of Oregon Trail Northwest Bartlett Pears with perfectly aged crumbles of Rogue Creamery’s Crater Lake Blue Cheese (recently named the best in the world at a fancy competition in France) mixed throughout.

An Oregon secret: pears are one of the leading crops in Oregon, growing some of the best Bartletts in the world!

Having bought the century old creamery in 2002, David Gremmels and Cary Bryant have become a cornerstone in Southern Oregon’s agriculture. Making history in 2003 by being the first American company to win World’s Best Blue at the World Cheese Awards, Rogue Creamery has gone on to win hundreds of awards from around the world. In Southern Oregon, David and Cary are known for their support of other artisans in the region; they are co-founders of the Oregon Cheese Guild, a critical supporter of the growing Oregon dairy scene, and they often provide storage and logistical help for smaller farmers and cheesemakers who would otherwise be unable to get their product to market.

We use their Crater Lake Blue because they pump it with 4 strains and cave aged for 8 months. This way it can stand strong against the sweetness of the pears.