Central Point, Oregon
A favorite of cheesemongers and connoisseurs, organic Caveman Blue is a favorite choice for a cheese platter. A natural rind allows this cheese to release moisture while cave-aging, developing a fudgy, creamy texture with earthy notes of shitake mushroom, sweet golden beets, brown butter, and moderate “blue” flavor.
What’s the Story Behind the Caveman?
Pulling inspiration from Southern Oregon’s extensive cave systems as well as the occasional Bigfoot sighting, Grants Pass and Josephine County in Southern Oregon have long considered the Caveman to be something of a regional mascot. The particular Caveman character on our label was adapted from a logo used by the original Rogue Gold brand, a company in Grants Pass, OR that produced butter and other dairy products up until 2002.
Appearance: Brown/tan textured rind and golden yellow paste
Texture: Fudgy and creamy with fine, random granularity
Taste: Shitake, golden beet, and brown butter, with moderate “blue” flavor
- Caveman makes a perfect accompaniment to fruit and nut studded crisps, stewed shallots, or a contrasting bright orange marmalade. The addition of Caveman Blue can elevate a variety of dishes, such as an otherwise-simple side of roasted squash and toasted nuts.
- Caveman’s earthy backbone shines best with bold reds like Zinfandel and Syrah, dessert wines such as Tokaji, and full-flavored stout beers.