Somewhere between the cool emerald reaches of the Appalachian Mountains where the mist hangs like a silvery veil sits the family farm of Meadow Creek Dairy. For over two decades now, the Feete family has been raising their cattle at an elevation of 2800 feet where the water is pure, the air is bright and clean, and the soils are rich and untainted.

Also untainted is the milk that goes into making Meadow Creek Dairy's cheeses. Free from any hormones or antibiotics, the milk from Meadow Creek Dairy is pure and the cows that give it are healthy and happy.

Made to emulate Taleggio, Grayson is made from rich swirls of Jersey milk in which you can detect the mountainous meadows of southwest Virginia. It has a soft, fine texture, a pungent aroma, and a big beefy flavor.

3rd Place - Open Category Cow's Milk Cheeses - Semisoft (Aged over 60 Days - Over 39% Moisture) - 2010 ACS competition

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: Traditional

Rind: Washed

Texture: Firm

Aging: 5 months

Size(s): 5 pound square