One of our guest favorite in-room indulgences at our Atlanta bed and breakfast is our Artisan Cheese Platter. We always include a couple of cheese selections from Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, Georgia. Our love for Sweet Grass Cheese began a number of years ago when we were introduced to Green Hill Cheese and learned it was made right here in Georgia. Sweet Grass Dairy began with 11 dairy goats and a herd of Jersey cows. They now have 150 goats and growing. Sweet Grass Dairies employes the unique technique of rotational grazing developed in New Zealand. This allows the animals to graze on lush green pasture,resulting in a herd of happy healthy goats and cows. Sweet Grass Dairy is committed to sustainable, earth friendly farming practices at both dairies, Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville and Sweet Grass Dairy, Greenhill. This allows them to produce a flavorful and healthy food for us to enjoy.
Our favorite at the Inn is Green Hill Cheese. It is a cow’s milk cheese that has been pasturized and is soft-ripened. This cheese is a cross between Brie and Camembert style ripened cheese. Green Hill Cheese has a thin rind with a rich sweet buttery flavor. It has received numerous awards throughout the years.
Two of Sweet Grass Cheeses that we always look forward to are Kelle’s Blue and Thomasville Tomme. Kelle’s Blue is a goat’s milk cheese. It has a soft crumbly texture with heavy bluing. It is not like any other blue cheese you have tried. Yumm…
Thomasville Tomme is a raw grass based cow’s milk cheese. The buttery and mellow taste appeals to everyone.
We serve these cheese pairings with fresh organic fruit (strawberries, grapes, apples) and water crackers on a natural bamboo tray. It is the perfect end to a wonderful day touring the city. So the next time you are having a few friends over be sure and try some cheese from Sweet Grass Dairy. I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. You can find Sweet Grass Cheese at Whole Foods Market.