Smokey Blue Cheese - Rogue Creamery via iGourmet.comA few weeks ago, we received a gift basket of all sorts of goodies from igourmet.com. Contained in it were wide variety of meats, cheeses, chocolates and other gourmet food items. Over the next couple of months you will see some posts about our food adventures with some of the items from the box. The first thing we decided to try was the Smokey Blue by Rogue Creamery. We love blue cheese around and immediately found some uses for it!

A little bit about the Smokey Blue by Rogue Creamery

Smokey Blue Cheese - Rogue Creamery

Smokey Blue Cheese - Rogue Creamery

Our wedge came vacuum-packed and nuzzled with lots of coldpacks to preserve freshness. This blue is the first, if not only blue cheese that’s smoked. It’s cold smoked with Oregon Hazlenut shells for 16 hours. The smokey flavor adds another level of unique flavor, but does not overpower the blue. Even though we have a propane grill, you’d think the burgers or steaks we made were made with the assistance of some woodchips. Pairs well with a bold red. For a kind an 8oz portion of cheese we got several meals out of it, and still have a small bit leftover. Order your Smokey Blue Cheese (by Rogue Creamery) via igourmet.com or from Amazon.com.

 

How we enjoyed it

  • Steak – A great steak is even tastier with a great blue cheese. We invited my in-laws since my father-in-law is a major cheese lover. What we liked about this cheese is that it didn’t melt all over the steak. It held its form at room temperature melted in your mouth instead of on the steak. It felt like we were in a gourmet steakhouse eating a wood-fired steak. We served with mashed potatoes and low-fat creamed spinach (try plain yogurt for some of the heavy cream).
  • Spinach and Blue Stuffed Chicken Breast – Using some of the leftover creamed spinach I mixed it with a bit of the Smokey Blue to fill two chicken breasts. I carved a small pocket into the chicken breasts using a paring knife. Then I used my fingers to widen the opening. Once the breasts were filled, I closed the opening with a toothpick, coated with some bread crumbs, pan fried each side to sear and finished baking in the oven. The chicken was really moist and the creaminess of the spinach and cheese went well together.
  • Blue Cheese Burgers – GRAMMY night turned out to be better eating than the Super Bowl around here! I already had a plan in mind but Dave sent me this link for Blue Cheese Burgers on “Pinch My Salt”. Our blue cheese was very dense, so all I needed to do was cut a square-ish piece off and put in between two patties, like you’ll see on Pinch’s site. Dave cooked these on our Electric Griddle to perfection. The smokeyness of the blue was heavenly in these burgers, and we went all out and even made Onion Rings (keep some ice in the batter, and double the rings if you like). Totally not the healthiest meal, but OH so worth it. (Even got to see Skrillex win THREE GRAMMYs while assembling the burgers.)

Smokey Blue Cheese - Rogue Creamery

Order your Smokey Blue Cheese (by Rogue Creamery) via igourmet.com or from Amazon.com.

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