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Blue Cheese Ice Creams

This Salt & Straw Flavor Melds the Taste of Cheese and Ice Cream

— May 3, 2017 — Lifestyle
One of the most unique ice cream flavors that's served by Salt & Straw in Portland is a frozen dessert variety that blends the taste of a distinctive cheese and ice cream. The 'Pear & Blue Cheese' incorporates crumbles of blue cheese from Rogue Creamery with sweet pears sourced from the state of Oregon.

Across the dairy industry, it is becoming more common to see crossovers that include more than one dairy product in a single package, such as single-serve pots that contain both cheese and yogurt as a richly textured snack.

Some of the other unconventional ice cream flavors that are produced by Salt & Straw include the Green Apple & Wasabi Flowers Sorbet and Strawberry Honey Balsamic with Black Pepper.
Trend Themes
1. Dairy Crossover Flavors - Combining dairy products in innovative flavor combinations creates opportunities for unique market positioning.
2. Unconventional Ice Cream Flavors - Exploring unexpected flavor combinations in ice cream can lead to new and exciting culinary experiences.
3. Regional Ingredient Sourcing - Using locally-sourced ingredients, like the Oregon pears in Salt & Straw's Pear & Blue Cheese ice cream, appeals to consumers' desire for freshness and sustainability.
Industry Implications
1. Dairy Industry - Dairy producers can innovate by experimenting with flavor combinations and developing new products that incorporate multiple dairy products into one package.
2. Ice Cream Industry - Ice cream manufacturers can differentiate themselves by creating unique and unexpected flavors that appeal to adventurous consumers.
3. Regional Food Industry - Producers of specialty ingredients, like Rogue Creamery's blue cheese, can team up with food manufacturers to create unique and locally-inspired flavor combinations.
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