Local and unionized fast food chain Burgerville has a special Hopyard Cheddar Burger on their menu until March 31st. Part of the new February Oregon Craft Beer Month festivities, the Hopyard Cheddar Burger features hop flaked cheese from one of the greatest cheesemakers in the country – Rogue Creamery.
Burgerville makes a big deal about supporting local businesses and forming local partnerships. The Hopyard Cheddar Burger is a good example of them teaming with a small local artisan maker known for world class product. Rogue Creamery is often confused with Rogue Ales, but is a different company. However, the two Rogue’s got together on the new burgers namesake cheese “Hopyard Cheddar” by infusing the cheese with fresh hop petals from Chatoe Rogue Hop Farm. The hops were added to Rogue Creamery’s whole milk Organic cow’s milk cheddar and aged for over 30 days.