Local cheese aplenty! Here are the Georgia cheesemakers mentioned in this week's article 'Farmstead cheese takes root in Georgia,' complete with a list of some of their prominent cheeses and recent awards won, as well as some of the best places in Atlanta to find Georgia cheese. Please note, some of these cheeses are seasonal in nature, and not always available.
Cow's milk cheeses: WayPoint (Camembert style), feta, Little Epiphany. Goat's milk cheeses: Fresh chèvre, Big Bloomy (aged), Little Stone Mountain (aged with ash) www.calyroadcreamery.com.
Capra Gia Cheese Company
Goat's milk cheeses: fresh chèvre, flavored chèvres, feta. www.capragia.com.
Goat's milk cheeses: fresh chèvre, flavored chèvres, feta, Tuma. www.decimalplacefarm.blogspot.com.
Flat Creek Lodge
Cow's milk cheeses: Flat Creek Cheddar (2nd Place: hard, cow's milk, aged over 60 days, 2012 American Cheese Society; Best of Class Bandaged Cheddar Mild to Medium, 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest), Old Glory Cheddar, Aztec Cheddar, Montazzio. www.flatcreeklodge.com/dairy-and-farm.htm.
Cow's milk cheeses: Sassy Sweetmilk Gouda, Cotswold, Gruyère, Tomme, Duet (cow/goat). www.greendalefarm.com.
Izzy's Local Cheese
Cow's milk cheeses: mozzarella, mascarpone, burrata, scamorza. www.izzyslocalcheeses.com.
Many Fold Farm
Sheep's milk cheeses: Garretts Ferry, Condor's Ruin, Brebis. www.manyfoldfarm.com.
Nature's Harmony Farm
Cow's milk cheeses: Fortsonia Gruyère (3rd Place: hard, cow's milk, aged over 60 days, 2012 American Cheese Society), Elberton Blue, Harmony Encore Reblochon. www.naturesharmonyfarm.com.
Sweet Grass Dairy
Cow's milk cheeses: Thomasville Tomme, Green Hill (3rd Place: soft ripened, cow's milk, 2012 American Cheese Society), Asher Blue, Lil Moo, Georgia Gouda. www.sweetgrassdairy.com.
Udderly Cool Dairy
Cow's milk cheeses: Cool Creek Cheddar, Jack (Gold for semi-hard cheese, 2011 North American Jersey Cheese Awards), Gouda (Bronze for semi-hard cheese, 2011 North American Jersey Cheese Awards), Southern Alpine Tomme (Silver for rind washed cheeses, , 2011 North American Jersey Cheese Awards), Dry Jack, fromage blanc (Bronze for fresh unripened cheese, 2011 North American Jersey Cheese Awards). www.udderlycoolcheese.com.
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