Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville, GA: Camembert Style Cheese

Thomasville, GA--You don't have to go to France to eat gourmet cheese. Sweet Grass Dairy has a cheese shop that sells their delicious farm-fresh cheese and other gourmet cheese brands, many of them local to Georgia. Their latest soft ripened cow's milk cheese, similar in style to Camembert, is called Green Hill and is my new favorite American made cheese.
Ben Bacon, Morgan Murphy, Jan Badger, and Chef Jeffrey Brana of Sweet
Grass Dairy cheese shop, Thomasville, GA
A white edible rind with just the right amount of bitterness encases a creamy, slightly sweet slightly nutty,  pale yellow cheese.

"If you leave out on the counter for a couple of days at room temperature," said Chef Jeffrey Brana, "The flavor becomes wonderful and the cheese becomes very gooey."

Sweet Grass Dairy also produces Asher Blue cheese, an aged raw-milk cheese called Thomasville Tomme,  a spreadable Lil Moo cheese, a spicy Pimento cheese, and a super spicy Heat cheese.

They also sell sandwiches, charcuterie meats, salads, snacks, and desserts to take out or eat in. If you sit down and stay you can also buy a glass of wine or beer to go with your meal. "It's sort of the place people come to before they go out to dinner. It's reasonably priced good food," said Morgan Murphy.

I have to agree with Morgan. I bought  a delicious Pickled Pig sandwich made with prosciutto cotta, Georgia Gouda, Laurie Jo's pickled green tomatoes, and mayo on a toasted ciabatta bread all for just $8.

I also bought three 8oz wheels of the Green Hill cheese for just $9 each.

If you want to get in on this good cheese experience you can stop by their shop at 106 N. Broad Street, Thomasville, Georgia  31792 or go to their website

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