Background on how Rogue Creamery is growing from local artisan to international exporter.
“For 80 years, Rogue Creamery has been passionate about the art of cheese making. This small company located in Oregon’s scenic Rogue River Valley produces a variety of handcrafted artisan cheeses using milk from its dairies. Its blue cheeses are considered “ambassadors” for the American Artisan and Farmstead cheese movements. Rogue Creamery credits the Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP) and industry partners for helping the company expand sales of its award-winning cheeses.
Rogue Creamery began exporting in 2007 and primarily ships to the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan, Canada and Spain. To help build its international presence – currently two percent of total sales – the company has partnered with FAS at various USDA-endorsed trade shows throughout Europe, North America and Asia and used MAP funding to help offset costs.”