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Thomasville Tomme

Producer
Sweet Grass Dairy
Country
United States
Region
Georgia
Size
7.75 x 7.75 x 3.75 (in)
Weight
7 lbs rw
Website
www.sweetgrassdairy.com
Milk
Cow
Treatment
Raw
Classification
Firm
Rennet
Animal
Rind
Natural

Sweet Grass Dairy is more than just how we make our living; it's our way of life. Co-owner Jessica Little grew up helping her parents manage the 350-acre dairy farm that continues to provide our grass-fed milk today. In 2000, her mother Desiree launched the farm's cheesemaking operation, one of the very first in the Southeast - and three years later, Jessica and her husband Jeremy returned to Thomasville, Georgia, to help grow the farm. In those early years, Jeremy learned that old-world cheesemaking meshed perfectly with his training in the culinary arts. And Jessica discovered that her natural aptitude for business was a perfect match for her passion for the family farm. 

Together, Jeremy and Jessica have brought Sweet Grass Dairy from a local Thomasville staple, to an artisanal cheese brand with national reach. Their vision for growth has stayed loyal to the values our farm was built on: keeping a healthy, barn-free herd grazing on grass grown year round under the Georgia sun. Continuing in the family tradition of rotational grazing, the Littles believe that great cheese starts with ensuring that their cows are cared for and content - because healthy, grass-fed cows really do make the best milk. And the best milk makes world-class cheese.

A farmhouse table cheese named for our hometown, made in the style of a French (Pyrenees) Mountain Tomme. Released between 60-90 days, it is naturally rinded with a semi-soft texture and subtle grassy flavors.

 

Tasting Notes

Buttery, grassy, and tangy flavors with a long finish of salinity and fresh cream.

Pairings

This cheese pairs very well with beers that have a good amount of hops, especially IPAs. It can also pair successfully with light fruit forward reds such as Pinot Noir or Syrah.

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