Face Rock Creamery in Bandon starts with their 12-month Aged Cheddar and presses it by hand into freshly ground black pepper until the entire block is fully encrusted. Each block is then vacuum-sealed where the aging process can continue until purchase.
The mild sharpness and smooth, nutty creaminess of 12-month Aged Cheddar provides a cooling contrast to the bold (more savory than spicy) ground pepper crust of this cheddar. The combination offers a beautiful blend of flavors that reminds one of cool winter nights in an Alpine forest. The soft texture of this mild cheddar makes it a true show-stopper when sliced on a cheese tray!