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
Asher Blue is a blue cheese from Georgia's Sweetgrass Dairy. Named after the owners' second son, Asher Blue Cheese has a natural rind and creamy, dense, yet crumbly texture. Asher Blue is aged about 60 days, and develops a creamy texture as it matures. Most special of all, Asher Blue is made with grass-fed raw milk, which gives it a depth of flavor and delicious complexity.
This Southern gourmet cheese has flavors of earth, mushroom, and forest floor, with a slight mineral tang, and mild salty finish with notes of cocoa.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces and you can purchase an entire wheel of approx. 6 pounds.