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
An award-winning raw cow's milk cheese made in the style of a French farmhouse table cheese, tomme. It ha a natural thin rind, semi-soft cheese golden paste and is aged at least 60 for a subtle yet complex earthy flavor and creamy texture.
Thomasville Tomme is made with milk from Jersey cows that provide a rich milk with high in butterfat that gives this cheese its signature smooth and creamy characteristics. The name of the cheese is a homage to Sweet Grass Dairy's hometown.
Pair Thomasville Tomme with red wines like Pinot Noir or Gamayor or a hoppy Pale Ale.
This gourmet cheese is a very versatile cheese. It shreds, melts and makes a great addition to any recipe. It can also stand strong on any cheese and charcuterie board.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 1 pound and 8 ounces and you can purchase and entire wheel of approx. 6.5 pounds.