Rogue River Blue on White House State Dinner Menu

The Mail Tribune shared the news that three Rogue Creamery Cheeses are set to make an appearance this week as the cheese course during the Biden White House’s first state dinner.

First lady Jill Biden made that announcement, emphasizing Rogue River Blue, Wednesday in the State Dining Room, which will host French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte.

“I’m especially excited that we are featuring American cheeses for our cheese course, including Rogue River Blue, the champion of the 2019 World Cheese Awards,” Biden said, according to a transcript of her remarks.

Rogue Creamery became aware of the White House’s request for its cheese through French-based dairy producer Savencia Fromage & Dairy, she said, and the products shipped to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. last week.

David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery’s president and CEO, praised the White House’s selection of cheese for such a unique occasion.

“Of course, we were truly excited by the invitation to have our cheese showcased at the state dinner, alongside French cheeses,” he said.

Read the article in the Mail Tribune here.

David Gremmels, Rogue Creamery’s president and CEO, is the newest member of the Oregon Tourism Commission.