We were over the moon to win a 2019 Good Food Award for our Clothbound Cheddar!
The award was presented at the January 11 Good Food Foundation gala celebration in San Francisco.
Our Good Food Award for Clothbound Cheddar reflects Face Rock’s dedication to creating hand-crafted cheese using responsible production practices.
Traditionally, clothbound cheddar is created by wrapping a cheddar wheel in cloth bandages, covering it in lard to form a natural rind, and aged. We take a unique approach and coat our wheels in butter made on site at the creamery using the same milk that goes into our cheese. Wedges of Face Rock clothbound, aged at least 13 months, present a flaky, creamy texture flecked by the crunchy crystals that indicate a premium aged cheddar.
We are honored to bring home a Good Food Award alongside the nation’s finest food artisans. Clothbound is not commonly produced in America, but it is a favorite for anyone who loves a cheddar experience that is beyond the norm. We’re proud that our Clothbound is becoming known nation-wide as one of the best.
Face Rock Clothbound Cheddar was one of 220 winning products that rose to the top from 2,035 entries. The Clothbound also brought home a gold medal at the 2018 American Cheese Society competition, making it a banner year for this rare style of cheese.