Deep in Thomas County, Georgia, nestled in rolling pastures and a canopy of Georgia Pines, you'll find the home of some of America's finest handcrafted cheese – Sweet Grass Dairy. On their farm in Thomasville, barn-free cows graze on fresh grass year-round to produce uniquely creamy, flavorful milk. And that milk goes on to produce absolutely delicious cheese.
Can't make it to Thomasville? You can take a short-cut, enjoying the flavor of the bright South Georgia sunshine and grass with each bite of our cheeses.
At Sweet Grass Dairy, old world cheeses meet new world farming techniques. Since being founded in 2000, their mission has always been to keep things simple: If you take care of the grass, the grass takes care of the cows. Sweet Grass Dairy's cows move from pasture to pasture every 12 hours, using a rotational farming style. They live barn free, grazing on grass year-round due to the mild South Georgia winters. We also use fresh, cool water from the Floridan aquifer sprayed through a pivot system to irrigate the grass and cool the cows in the hot summers. The result is healthy cows producing an extremely high quality milk that gives our cheese its amazing flavor.
Sweet Grass Dairy produces a variety of aged, soft-ripened, and fresh cow's milk cheeses, all developed to showcase this quality. They are known for the award-winning, double cream Green Hill and semi-soft Thomasville Tomme cheeses and their Pimento spread, with a unique twist on a Southern classic, has also garnered a cult following.
Our Featured Sweet Grass Dairy Product
Green Hill is a double-cream cow's milk cheese, aged for approximately 2 weeks. This gourmet cheese has a white, bloomy rind and a rich and smooth, velvety flavor with hints of fresh grass. Inside the beautiful rind you'll find a bright yellow cheese, caused by the higher butterfat composition in the milk due to rotational grazing at Sweet Grass Dairy's farm in southern Georgia state.
This crowd-pleaser is a Sweet Grass Dairy original, already receiving 8 major awards at various American Cheese Society Competitions. Green Hill is handcrafted and has a subtle mushroomy flavor with a silky texture that pairs well with honey, fruits, preserves and nuts.
As for drinks, Sweet Grass Dairy suggests to pair the cheese with a Champagne or sparkling wine. The combination of the bubbles and the rich creaminess of the cheese are wonderful. Beer drinkers: try a Belgian Trippel ale to refresh your palate.