Grayson Cheese

Picture of grayson cheese
Piece, weight: 8 ounces
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Your Price: $15.98
Piece, weight: 1 pound
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Your Price: $30.98
Entire form, weight: 3.75 pounds
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Your Price: $74.98
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Gourmet-Food Fast Facts
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
MilkCow
Raw milkYes
Animal RennetYes
TextureSemi-soft
Award WinnerYes

Grayson is a square-shaped washed-rind stinky cheese similar to European classics like Taleggio and Pont l'Eveque. Grayson is soft with a reddish-orange rind, yielding a pungent aroma and an approachable flavor.

The development of Grayson was inspired by a trip Rick and Helen Feet, the owners of Meadow Creek Dairy, took to Wales and Ireland in 2000. After many years of tweaking the recipe and process, and a few more trips to Europe, the Feetes settled on the version of Grayson that's made today.

Meadow Creek Dairy can be found in the mountains of southwest Virginia, where The Feetes use sustainable livestock management practices, including rotational grazing, to allow the soil and the pasture to replenish without being overburdened. Meadow Creek produces cheese seasonally. Unlike many dairy operations, Meadow Creek’s cows are never confined.

Grayson's flavors are robust and balanced, with savory notes of bacon, smoke, grass, and butter. It can be slightly sweet, with nutty and earthy undertones. Grayson is bold enough that it can stand alone, but it does pair well with bread and dried fruit, a full-bodied chardonnay, or a medium red like pinot noir.

We hand-cut and wrap this gourmet cheese in pieces of 1 pound and 8 ounces. You can also purchase the entire form of 3.75 pounds.

Please note that cheese forms may vary slightly in total weight, you will be charged for the actual weight of the wheel that you will receive.