Langlois, Oregon (on the Southern Oregon coast south of Bandon) was once home to a thriving blue cheese factory that was destroyed in a fire in 1957. According to this brief summary (scroll down a bit), the factory originally made cheddar before switching to blue. In the same summary we also learn that the professor who instructed owner Hans Hansen to make blue cheese apparently also taught the folks at Maytag Cheese Co.....so perhaps you can get a bit of the flavor of what Langlois cheese may have been like by sampling Maytag blue today.
All that was left of the factory when this photo was taken, in 2007, was the rusted sign (Langlois Cheese Makers - Famous Blue Vein Cheese).
Thanks to Rick Donaldson for the photo.