October Cheese of the Month: Face Rock Vampire Slayer Garlic Cheddar Cheese Curds

October Cheese of the Month

Each month, we introduce you to a delicious, unique cheese that you may not have discovered otherwise. We partnered with a local specialty cheese supplier to help curate farmers-market-quality cheese from independent producers from around the world. Whether you’re a cheese novice or connoisseur, this is a fun way to try a variety of cheese. No subscription needed! Simply add it to your delivery order like you would any other product.


Face Rock Creamery

Built on the former site of Bandon Cheese Factory, Face Rock is a young, award-winning creamery located on the beautiful southern Oregon coast. Specializing in cheddar, they believe in a classic approach to cheesemaking and craft their cheeses the old-fashioned way – with nothing artificial or unnecessary added.

Face Rock Creamery sources its milk from the Scolari Family Dairy in nearby Coquille, only 15 miles away. The farm has been owned by the same family since the early 1930s, and today has a herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss cows.

Artful attention to detail in the craft of cheese making has paid off, as Face Rock Creamery has been honored with two American Cheese Society First Place Blue Ribbons in the first two years of business, which is the highest honor in cheese making, and testimony to the quality of their cheese.

Learn more about Face Rock Creamery

Vampire Slayer Garlic Cheddar Cheese Curds

Cheddar cheese curds infused with garlic.

Face Rock Vampire Slayer Cheese Tasting Notes

Here’s a cheese that is sure to please garlic lovers! Beginning with grass-fed cows’ milk, Face Rock Vampire Slayer is a classic aged cheddar that’s packed with loads of garlic. It’s smooth, tangy, and seriously flavorful. Best served at room temperature or slightly warmed (pop in the microwave for 10 seconds), Vampire Slayer is delicious on its own, but also lends itself well to cooking. Try it battered and fried or chopped and mixed into soup. 

This delightfully garlicky cheese is made by a young, award-winning cheddar creamery in Bandon, Oregon on the rugged southern coast. They craft the cheese the old-fashioned way, and nothing artificial or unnecessary is added – just pure, simple ingredients. 


10 Easy Ways to Use Cheese Curds

While you can certainly eat them by the handful, here are some other delicious ways to enjoy fresh cheese curds.

  1. Top a lasagna
  2. Drop in hot tomato soup
  3. Place in a baked potato and broil
  4. Toss in a salad
  5. Top a pizza
  6. Mix into mashed potatoes while hot
  7. Roll into crescent rolls and bake
  8. Sprinkle over roasted vegetables and broil
  9. Make poutine
  10. Battered and deep-fried!