David Gremmels and Cary Bryant bought Rogue Creamery on a handshake from Ig Vella (Vella Cheese Company) in 2002. Rogue was originally founded in 1935 by Ig's father, Tom, who ran it as a successful creamery for many years. Upon Tom's death in 1998 (aged 100), Ig took over and then finally sold it to David and Cary in 2002, with the stipulation that they would continue to make the creamery’s signature cheeses according to tradition.
Today, Rogue Creamery is a thriving business that produces a variety of award winning cheeses in addition to the originals that the Vella family created.
Mount Mazama is a cheddar made from a combination of cow's and goat's milk. It is wrapped and aged for at least one year in a unique and carefully-controlled environment. Milk for production is sourced from two local dairies, each 25 miles away, in Grants Pass: Rogue View Dairy (cow's milk) and Rogue River Goat Dairy (goat's milk). Both dairies are certified in sustainable practices.