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Blue Heron French Cheese Company

August 12, 2013 12:04 ET

Say 'Cheese' This Holiday Season With Gift Baskets From Blue Heron French Cheese Company

TILLAMOOK, OR--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) -  Enrich holiday feasts this year with decadent gift baskets from the Blue Heron French Cheese Company, a family-owned wine, cheese and specialty food tasting room in Tillamook, Ore. Available for shipment nationwide, the baskets come in combinations to suit a range of budgets and tastes. They feature a variety of rich, savory cheeses paired with flavors culled from Oregon's diverse and lush bounty.

"The Pacific Northwest has earned a reputation as a mecca for food and beverage enthusiasts, and our gift baskets are one way to share the abundance that Oregon has to offer," said Blue Heron owner Denny Pastega. "Each basket features some of our most popular gourmet cheeses that will serve as special additions to any holiday table."

Gift baskets are available year-round and come with a variety of different themes and product offerings, making them perfect for corporate and realtor gifts. Highlights include:

The Oregonian: $150
Share an adventure around Oregon, exploring the beautiful Beaver State's bounty from the coast and rivers to the mountains and valleys. Contains:

  • The Oregonian Cookbook, Best Recipes from Foodday
  • Bottles of Moonstone Asian Pear Sake, Blue Heron Pinot Gris and Pelican Pub Tsunami Stout
  • A bag and tin of flake sea salt from Jacobsen's Salts, harvested from the cold waters of the Oregon coast
  • A selection of gourmet foods and condiments, including the best-selling Riverhouse Blue Cheese Dressing, Oregonzola Blue Cheese, Olympic Provisions Finocchiona Salami, Blue Heron Marionberry Seedless Preserves, Skout Apple and Cinnamon Organic Trailbar and Blue Heron Dill Mustard
  • Four handmade truffles by Posh Sweets

Storm Watcher: $100
Rain or snow, hail or high water, the Storm Watcher basket will prepare you for an evening spent weather watching. Simply grab this basket, curl up with your favorite blanket and ride out the storm while enjoying a taste of the Northwest. Contains:

  • A bottle of Blue Heron Pinot Noir and a wine opener
  • Werner beef jerky
  • Cheese curds and crackers
  • Marinated olives
  • Hazelnuts
  • Skout Blueberry and Almond Organic Trailbar
  • Cosmos and Malt Milk Balls
  • Storm Watcher Old World Ornament

Gourmet Grilled Cheese: $75
Raise the bar for simple grilled cheese with this basket featuring a variety of cheeses from brie to blue, as well as condiment concoctions bursting with flavor. Your spatulas will be waiting in line to meet these new sandwich creations. Contains:

  • Blue Heron Traditional Brie, Gouda, Tillamook Colby Jack, Aged Cheddar and Blue Cheese
  • Fig & ginger jam, orange cranberry marmalade and basil pesto
  • Mini cheese grater and mini cheese slicer

Stinky Cheese: $50
This gift basket announces its arrival, as recipients ask, "what's that smell?" The Stinky Cheese Basket is a gift that won't be forgotten and contains: Limburger, Blue Stilton, Raclette, Oregon Blue and La Tur cheeses.

Gift baskets may be ordered at www.blueheronoregon.com or by calling 1-800-275-0639. If traveling in the area, baskets may also be ordered directly from the Blue Heron French Cheese Company store at 2001 Blue Heron Drive in Tillamook, Ore.

About the Blue Heron
The Blue Heron French Cheese Company has been a must-see attraction on the Oregon Coast since 1978. Housed in a 1930s Dutch Colonial barn, the Blue Heron offers cheese and wine tasting, samples of gourmet foods, an award-winning deli and a petting farm. The Blue Heron hosts more than 250,000 visitors per year and is located off Highway 101, a mile north of downtown Tillamook. For more information or to shop online, visit www.blueheronoregon.com.

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