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Appalachian

In the misty, cool reaches of the Appalachian Mountains sits Meadow Creek Dairy, a wondrous family-owned farm that has embraced cheesemaking in addition to day-to-day milking and farming activities. Using raw milk from their own herd of Jersey cows, Meadow Creek makes cheese only when the cows are munching on the fresh grasses of open pasture. It's this dedication to seasonality that allows for the clean, bright flavors of spring and summer fields to shine through the cheese. 

With its soft, white rind speckled with beautiful brown spots, the award-winning Appalachian offers a beautiful buttercup-yellow paste and flavors of grass and mushrooms, reminiscent of a Tomme de Savoie. Its texture is the perfect combination of semi-firm and silky, making it an ideal melter. By putting a major focus on the quality of milk (and lifestyle) of their herd of cows, Meadow Creek Dairy has proven that something very simple can truly become magnificent.

Farm / Company: Meadow Creek

Cheesemaker: Helen Feete

Proprietor: Rick & Helen Feete

Affineur: Helen Feete

City, State: Galax, Virginia

Region: East

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet:

Rind: Mold

Texture: Firm

Aging: 2 - 3 months

Size(s): 9 pound wheel