We are very proud to share that we brought home three medals from the 2019 American Cheese Society (ACS) awards!

Our awards include a 1st place gold medal for Peppercorn Harvest Clothbound Cheddar, a style of cheese rarely made in the U.S. Traditionally, Clothbound Cheddar is created by wrapping the cheddar wheel in cloth bandages, covering it in lard to form a natural rind, and aged.  Instead, we take a unique approach and slather the wheel in butter that we make ourselves using the same milk we use for our cheese.

Face Rock Creamery has brought home medals from every ACS competition we have entered since we began making cheese in 2013.

We’re always eager for the opportunity to have our cheese judged alongside the nation’s best and see where we stand. We are so proud to bring home three medals for a slate of our hand-crafted cheddars that really show off what Face Rock brings to the market. Even though we’re growing fast, we are staying true to our commitment to source local milk and cheddar our cheese by hand. Our customers tell us all the time they appreciate the effort we take to stay true to our roots.

ACS hosts the nation’s largest annual cheese competition every August. This year the competition attracted over 1,700 entries from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Each entry is judged based on taste, technical and aesthetic criteria.

Our 2019 ACS awards are:

1st place – Peppercorn Harvest Clothbound Cheddar, Flavored Cheddar Category


2nd place – Aged Cheddar, Aged through 12 months Category


3rd place – In Your Face Spicy 3 Pepper Cheddar, Flavored Cheddar Category



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