This Mother’s Day weekend, Face Rock Creamery celebrated its third anniversary with music, dancing, burgers, hot dogs, panini, local beers, ice cream, and of course, some of the best cheese around. Several area wineries came with wine to sample, and live music included the local band Done Deal and the very talented Bandon High School jazz band. The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute brought beautiful samples of decadent combinations of creamy cheese, creamy chocolate and craft beers.
With the third anniversary of the Face Rock Creamery’s opening also came the release of the Face Rock three-year aged cheddar. This white cheddar is delightfully sharp and delicious and well worth the wait!
In addition to the music and food, there were activities that everyone could enjoy. Booths included cotton candy, face painting, and a balloon artist, and Mother’s Day massages were available.
The event was combined with a fun fundraiser for the Bandon Swimming Pool whose mission it is to build and maintain an indoor pool for the south coast of Oregon for recreation
Face Rock Creamery is the continuation of a long-standing cheese history in Bandon. Head cheesemaker Brad Sinko who made cheese for the Bandon Cheese Factory before its closing in 2000 has created award-winning cheeses that can be found in many western states. The anniversary party keeps getting better and better; with their many awards and acknowledgements, Face Rock Creamery has much to celebrate. Anyone who enjoys cheese hopes that there are many many more anniversaries to come.