FEATURED CHEESE OF THE MONTH
THE PINNACLE OF SMOKEY PERFECTION
Smokey cheddars have been around for years, but our take is anything but ordinary. Other cheddar factories use liquid smoke, smoke flavoring, or rub paprika into the rind to make it look smoked. At Face Rock we take our time to produce better, more flavorful cheese. It takes a bit longer but the result is always well worth it!
HOW IT’S MADE
We start with our signature cheddar(not scraps) and age it for 12 months to achieve a full-bodied cheddar flavor. Then, we cold-smoke it for hours in small batches with real Applewood smoke to finish it off.
Our Smokey Cheddar has a velvety texture and the perfect balance of smokey tang and cheddary bite that complement each other and is never overpowering.
WHAT TO PAIR IT WITH
The trick to pairing food with a smokey cheese is to let the smoke be the “flavor diva” of the show. Don’t try to cover it up with competing flavors and use texture to give it an unexpected pop.
Cracked wheat, oat, or sesame crackers offer textures that play off this smooth cheddar and sweet apples, raisins, or nuts accent the Applewood flavor notes.
Red Wines: Medium-bodied, smokey, or tobacco tasting reds. Cabernet Franc, Red Tempranillo, Zinfandel & Pinot Noir.
White Wines: Lightly oaked & not too citrusy. Chardonnay, Viognier, Pinot Gris, & Dry Riesling.
Beers: Anything full-bodied, dark and smooth. Porters, nutty Brown or Amber Ales.
We took our signature aged cheddar and smoked it for hours with Northwest Applewood Smoke. This Applewood Cheddar is the pinnacle of smokey flavor!
Combining aged cheddar with local cranberries and crisp walnuts, our Cranberry Walnut Cheddar is at home on a cheese plate or with your favorite wine.
Peppercorn Harvest has the perfect blend of a savory bite and a hint of sweetness from dried red & green peppercorns. A taste of the Fall that will leave your taste buds rejoicing all year round.