What is a curd anyway?

What is a curd anyway?

What exactly IS a cheese curd? Left-over cheese? nope! Curds are actually what cheese is made from! After enzymes have been added to fresh milk and allowed to set up the whey is drained off leaving beautiful fresh curds behind. It’s these curds that are then...
The Face Rock Terroir

The Face Rock Terroir

Face Rock Creamery’s distinctive flavor is the result of many environmental factors. Terroir is used to describe the flavor of a particular land, area, and climate, unique to itself. Most of us associate terroir with wine, but it infuses all foods produced in a...
Orange v White Cheddar

Orange v White Cheddar

Why is most cheddar orange? How is White Cheddar different? In its natural state, all cheese presents shades of white to creamy yellow. So what’s the deal with the pumpkin orange hue most of us associate with America’s most popular cheese? In a word,...
Breaking Down Butterfat

Breaking Down Butterfat

Butterfat is the term given to fat present in dairy products. Learn what it is and how it plays into cheesemaking. Butterfat is the term given to the fat in dairy products. Think about the difference between nonfat milk and heavy cream. Cream has a visibly richer...