What happens when you combine the products of a pair of Oregon Rogues? In one case, you get Rogue Chocolate Stout Cheddar cheese.
Rogue Creamery, a “micro creamery” based in Central Point that has been racking up both national and international awards in the last two years, rolled out the new cheese in June.
For the Rogue Chocolate Stout Cheddar, the curds are made from whole milk from a single herd of Holstein’s raised at Bonanza View Dairy in Oregon. The curds are hand-rolled with Rogue Ales’ Chocolate Stout and organic chocolate syrup from Dagoba, both for color and to help bind the beer and curds, giving it a marbled appearance.
Jack Joyce, owner of Newport-based Rogue Ales, says the combination of the two Rogue companies’ products makes sense. Not only is there a natural nexus with the companies