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Thomasville Tomme

Description 

An homage to our hometown, this raw grass-based cow's milk cheese is made in the style of a French mountain Pyreneese Tomme. The higher butterfat milk provides this cheese with smooth, rich, and buttery characteristics. Tomme is subtle and complex with a thin, natural rind that gives way to a semi-firm golden interior. It's finish is tangy and slightly salty.

How We Make It 

Aged for 60 days, Tomme goes from milk to wheel in about five hours. We don't cook this cheese or press it, giving the cheese distinctive eye holes.

Pairing Suggestions 

For wines, you can't go wrong pairing Tomme with a delicate Syrah or a light red wine like Pinot Noir. If you're a brew head, try it with a hoppy pale ale like Oskar Blue's Dale's Pale Ale or Flying Dog - Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale.

Awards 

1st Place 2002 American Cheese Society Competition

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Tomme is made in wheels that average 5lbs to 6lbs a piece. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. We vacuum seal these pieces for shipping and pack them in an insulated foam box with icepacks. This cheese is best eaten within 14 days of opening.

How to Serve 

A versatile "every day cheese," try Tomme in your favorite family recipe.

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Green Hill

Description 

A double-cream beauty made from our pasteurized cow's milk, this soft-ripened Camembert-style cheese has a silky texture and a sweet, buttery flavor. We handcraft each wheel individually giving it a thin bloomy rind that gives way to a rich and exuberant paste coating your palate with each bite.

How We Make It 

Crafting a batch of Green Hill takes approximately five hours. Each wheel is hand-ladled and ripened for two weeks before we hand wrap them for shipping.

Pairing Suggestions 

To make the occasion truly sparkle, pair it with a Champagne or sparkling wine. The bubbles just cut right through the rich double cream of the cheese. Beer drinkers can pick up a Belgian Trippel ale to refresh your palate, let us suggest Allagash's Tripel Reserve for a tasty treat.

Awards 

3rd Place 2012 American Cheese Society
Silver Medal 2010 World Cheese Awards
3rd Place 2010 American Cheese Society
1st Place 2008 American Cheese Society
1st Place 2007 American Cheese Society
2nd Place 2006 American Cheese Society
2nd Place 2005 American Cheese Society
2nd Place 2004 American Cheese Society

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Each wheel is approximately 8oz and wrapped in plastic wrap. We then wrap the wheel in butcher paper and keep it cool with icepacks when needed, our cheeses are delivered within two days. Green Hill is best when eaten within seven days after you've cut into the cheese. The longer it is left unwrapped, the softer the cheese will become. Any uneaten portion of Green Hill should be wrapped with wax paper or plastic and stored in a cool place.

How to Serve 

When eating Green Hill by itself, the cheese is at its peak when allowed to warm up to room temperature, this gives the buttery paste a chance to soften and enhances the cheese's natural flavors. When using Green Hill while cooking, its better to leave the cheese cold and firm.

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Georgia Gouda

Description 

Made in the style of a Dutch Gouda, this semi-soft cheese is both dense and smooth. However, unlike most Goudas that are made in Holland, ours is made with milk from Jersey cows. This provides a more buttery, creamy, and mellow flavor than your typical Gouda. Additionally, using Jersey cow's milk helps the sweet, nutty, and rich flavors that dominate the grassy pastures our cows graze in daily shine through. Finally, our Gouda has great balance of protein, fat and salt making it one of the most versatile cheeses we handcraft.

How We Make It 

Georgia Gouda is aged for at least 60 days. We wash the curds in hot water which is unique for a harder style cheese. Crafting a wheel of Georgia Gouda takes five to six hours.

Pairing Suggestions 

Considered a great cheese to pair with beer, our favorites are either an Imperial Stout or a big American Porter. A few we'd suggest include Founders Brewery Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Bell's Porter, and Great Divide's Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout. For the red wine drinkers, a tasty Merlot or Zinfandel will do the trick while a rich Riesling works well for white wine fans.

Awards 

1st Place 2002 American Cheese Society Competition

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Georgia Gouda is made in wheels that average 10lbs to 12lbs a piece. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. We vacuum seal these pieces for shipping and pack them in an insulated foam box with icepacks. This cheese is best eaten within 14 days of opening.

How to Serve 

A tremendous melting cheese, Gouda takes your normal grilled cheese sandwich and puts it on a whole other level. Try it, we dare you!

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Heat

Description 

A flavored cheese, Heat has a mild, slow burn coupled with smokey tinges that make this decidedly different than any run-of-the-mill "pepperjack" you may have seen in grocery aisles. Real chili peppers including Pasilla and Ancho provide the kick while the chipotle and paprika give Heat its smokiness. This cheese is semi-soft and won't singe your taste buds. We promise.

How We Make It 

For every batch of Heat, we make our own chile paste. When the paste is ready, we mix it into our curds along with other dried chillies and seasonings. Aged for at least 60 days, this cheese goes from milk to wheel form within approximately four hours.

Pairing Suggestions 

To offset the peppers in our handcrafted Heat, we usually reach for a few different beers including Dogfish Head's 60-minute IPA, Bell's Two-hearted Ale, Anchor Steam, or Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale. For vino, to contrast the spicy notes in the cheese you'll want to stick with a floral, medium-bodied wine like Gewurtztraminers or to bring out the smokiness grab a red wine like Malbec.

Awards 

None... Yet!

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Given the sensitivity of the peppers, we vacuum seal this cheese to maintain its integrity. Heat does not have a natural rind because exterior mold would get into the paste. This cheese is made in rounds that average 6lbs to 7lbs a piece. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. We vacuum seal these pieces for shipping and pack them in an insulated foam box with icepacks. This cheese is best eaten within 14 days of opening.

How to Serve 

Heat melts extraordinarily well, making it the best choice for chicken nachos with all the trimmings. You can also shred Heat, giving you a great finish for tacos.

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Asher Blue

Description 

A unique blue cheese, its intricate flavors shift with every bite. One will be meaty. The next sweet. Another earthy. The dense, creamy paste keeps your palate on its toes while deep, flowering blue veins hint at a robust finish. But, unlike many blue cheeses, it maintains an unexpected mild finish. Named after the Littles' middle child, this cheese causes just enough charming mischief during our hand piercing process to bear his name.

How We Make It 

Each wheel of Asher Blue is pierced 50 times by hand on each side. Our process yields a natural rinded blue cheese.

Pairing Suggestions 

Beverage-wise Asher is versatile. It pairs well with zesty wines like Port or Sauternes, but also stands up to full-bodied reds like Californiat Cabernet Sauvignon. For our beer drinkers, a strong ale like Chimay Blue or Arrogant Bastard Ale is your best bet.

Awards 

Bronze Medal 2009 World Cheese Awards

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Asher Blue is made in wheels that average 5lbs to 7lbs a piece. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. We vacuum seal these pieces for shipping and pack them in an insulated foam box with icepacks. This cheese is best eaten within 14 days of opening.

How to Serve 

Asher Blue can be used to create sophisticated appetizers like mushroom caps stuffed with shallots and herbs or you can simply crumble it on top of a juicy burger. It can be used as the key ingredient for a terrific salad dressing.

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Black Swan

Description 

A beer washed cheese that began as an experiment, it's now one of the most sought after cheeses we make. A seasonal release that's modeled after a French farmhouse-style cheese, we regularly change the beer wash for Black Swan. Each beer we select imparts different flavors to this cheese providing a new experience with every batch.

How We Make It 

Aged for at least 120 days, this cheese is bathed in beer four separate times during the aging process.

Pairing Suggestions 

Wine drinkers will find that a smooth white wine like a Pinot Blanc or a bold red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon best accommodates the range of flavors in Black Swan. On the beer side of the equation, grab an aggressive American Strong Ale like Arrogant Bastard Ale or sip a brew in the vein of a Cigar City Big Sound Scotch Ale. For those that like to cellar beer, an aged Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale would be a fine choice.

Awards 

None... Yet!

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Black Swan is made in wheels that average 9lbs to 10lbs a piece. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. Wheels are hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers. We vacuum seal these pieces for shipping and pack them in an insulated foam box with icepacks. This cheese is best eaten within 14 days of opening.

How to Serve 

Black Swan is a firm cheese, a terrific topper for a grilled hamburger or a fun way to make an ordinary ham sandwich, extraordinary.

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Lil Moo

Description 

One of the newest additions, Lil Moo is a fresh spreadable cow's milk cheese. Soft and creamy, it's most similar to a German Boursin-style cheese while its texture can best be compared to cream cheese. However, the Lil Moo distinguishes itself with its faint yellow coloring and delectable taste which comes from our grass-based milk. This is the cheese everyone is bunched around when you're entertaining family, friends, or hosting a holiday gathering.

How We Make It 

Our absolute freshest cheese, it goes from milk to mouth in approximately four days. We drain it just like ricotta, but our unique recipe gives our cheese a more spreadable consistency.

Pairing Suggestions 

To bring out the natural flavors in this cheese, try light, bright white wines like Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. Or, if you're feeling bubbly pick up a Moscato or a Sparkling Vouvray. Our hop heads will be pleased to know that the sweet flavors of Little Moo, provide ample reason to grab a six pack of your favorite American Black IPA.

Awards 

None... Yet!

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Lil Moo is a fresh cheese that is packed in two ways. For online customers we have 8oz containers while five pound plastic tubs are available for wholesale customers. When we ship Lil Moo, we place icepacks in the box to keep the tubs cool. This cheese is best eaten within 7 days of opening.

How to Serve 

An absolutely perfect party cheese, Lil Moo goes well with crackers, is a great way to perk up your pizza, or create a fantastic dip. You can also stuff chicken breasts or green peppers with Lil Moo to make a mouth-watering entree.

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Cyprus

Description 

Made with raw whole cow's milk, Cyprus has unique creamy yet crumbly consistency. Each wheel is infused with Italian olives, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and basil throughout its semi-soft paste. The basil imparts earthy tones, the sun-dried tomatoes add notes of sweetness and the Kalamata black olives provide a satisfying briny finish.

How We Make It 

We hand-mix our own special spice blend directly into the curds to ensure every wheel gets just the right amount of flavor. From the time our grass-fed milk hits the milk tank to the time it leaves our farm takes approximately 14 days.

Pairing Suggestions 

A citrusy wine like Pinot Grigio or a dry rose' is a superb match for Cyprus' earthy overtones. For our beer lovers, if you can get your hands on Bison Brewing's Honey Basil Ale, it's close to a perfect combo. Another fine option is to reach for a crisp palate-cleansing Pilsner like Vicotry's Prima Pils, Lagunitas PILS or Left Hand Polestar Pilsner.

Awards 

None... Yet!

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

Cyprus is made in wheels that average 5lbs to 6lbs a piece. Wheels are usually hand cut into 1/2lb pieces for sale to customers.

How to Serve 

A natural match for any home-made pizza, topping your pie with Cyprus provides a zesty zing normally reserved for Italy's best pizzerias. Or, shred Cyprus and stuff a chicken breast to create a tasty Mediterranean treat.

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Pimento Cheese

Description 

Made from scratch, this recipe was developed by owner Jeremy Little. It features shredded Thomasville Tomme, combined with Piquillo Peppers from Spain and our own exclusive mixture of spices. This unique combination makes it truly distinctive and nearly irresistible.

Size, Packaging, and Shelf Life 

We pack our Pimento Cheese in 8oz containers and when we ship it, we place icepacks in our insulated box to keep the containers cool. If kept cold and stored properly, our Pimento Cheese can last up to four weeks.

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