Fortsonia Gruyere Cheese Named Best in the South
Fortsonia Gruyere, a hard Alpine cheese made by Elberton producer Nature’s Harmony, has recently received a "Best Food in the South" award from Garden and Gun Magazine. The cheese has also won third place in the hard cheese category at the American Cheese Society.
Young credited the cheese’s success partly to his Jersey cows and partly to Nature’s Harmony natural, grass-fed farming methods.
“I think its really critical to start with really great milk,” he said.
The farm’s Elberton pastures boast more than one type of grass, Young said, that imparts a complex flavor into the final cheese product.
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