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.
Named after the first rotational-grazing dairy in our family, Green Hill is a crowd pleaser. This double cream, soft-ripened beauty is incredibly versatile with a wide range of pairing options. A Sweet Grass Dairy original, it has a subtle mushroomy flavor with a silky texture.
The resulting cheese has a golden-yellow paste, aromas of sautéed mushrooms and cream on the nose, and a rich, silky texture that coats the mouth. Flavors of sweet butter and popcorn linger, with hints of cellar and funk.
This cheese is best paired with a sparking wine, that will cut through the richness of the paste. It can also be paired successfully with Belgian Trippel ale. Serve Green Hill with sweet preserves, dried figs, local honey, mild salamis, or a bright tasting piece of fruit like watermelon.