Nestled in the Tennessee wilderness, the 300-acre Sequatchie Cove Farm is home to more than 50 Jersey and Jersey-Holstein cows who spend their days on lush pasture that is carefully managed to ensure the animals' health. The herd provides the milk for the creamery's array of raw milk cheeses, which take their cue from cheeses made in the Savoie region of France.

Coppinger Cove is the secluded hollow that is home to the farm and creamery. Its namesake cheese is a take on the classic French Morbier. Coppinger's velvety, semi-soft paste is bisected by a layer of vegetable ash, and offers notes of fresh grass and smoked meats. The cheese is versatile enough to cook with or feature as part of a cheese plate.

Farm / Company: Sequatchie Cove Creamery

Cheesemaker: Nathan Arnold

Proprietor: Nathan and Padgett Arnold

Affineur: Andrea Horton

City, State: Sequatchie, TN

Region: South

Country: USA

Milk Type: Cow

Milk Treatment: Raw

Rennet: Traditional

Rind: Washed

Texture: Semi-soft

Aging: 3 months

Size(s): 4-pound wheel