Meadow Creek Dairy is perched in the misty, cool reaches of the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of 2,800 feet, where the water is pure, the air is clean, and the soils are rich and untainted. Using raw milk from their herd of Jersey cows, the Feete Family makes cheese only when the cows are eating the fresh grasses of open pasture. As the business has grown, the Feetes have realized a need for additional space. In 2014, they acquired a second farm, Chestnut Creek, that is just down the road from their original farm and will allow them plenty of room to grow.

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 both 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.

Available seasonally.

Farm / Company: Meadow Creek

Cheesemaker: Helen Feete

Proprietor: Rick & Helen Feete

Affineur: Helen Feete

City, State: Galax, VA

Region: East

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Mold

Texture: Firm

Aging: 2-3 months

Size(s): 9 pound wheel