BANDON, Ore. — Face Rock Creamery has earned an inaugural spot on the Portland Business Journal’s “100 Fastest-Growing Privateers” list. Face Rock ranked #66 thanks to 45% growth between 2019 and 2021. The list was unveiled on June 9 in Portland at an event honoring ranked companies.
“Oregon has many outstanding private companies, and we are thrilled to be ranked among them as one of the fastest growing in the state,” said President Greg Drobot. “The past few years have challenged us to identify strategies to grow our market presence while staying true to our values of hands-on production, support for local farmers and sustainable practices. Every year, Face Rock is available in more stores, and we love bringing a little Bandon to cheese lovers across the country.
Face Rock Creamery has restored cheesemaking to the South Coast of Oregon, one of the state’s historic cheddar producing areas since the 1880s. From the beginning, their goals have been to create more local jobs, to evolve while maintaining traditional cheesemaking practices such as hand-turned cheddar, to follow sustainable production practices, and to deliver an elevated Oregon cheese experience to consumers. Today, Face Rock has 91 employees. In September 2021, Face Rock Creamery won a $220,000 angel investment in the OregonAF program hosted by Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN).
About Face Rock Creamery
Face Rock Creamery makes award-winning Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Fromage Blancs. Opened in 2013, Face Rock Creamery is located in Bandon, Oregon, on the southern Oregon coast. The region has supported cheese making since the 1880s. Face Rock Cheese is available at the Creamery, its Coos Bay Café, through an online store, and at outlets across the United States.