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May 2, 2011 10:50 PM

Cheeses by Goat Lady (North Carolina) and Sweet Grass Dairy (Georgia)

The cheese list at Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen in Charlotte includes three “local” cheeses among six choices.

We picked the Goat Lady chevre from North Carolina plus the Thomasville tomme and the Asher blue from Georgia’s Sweet Grass Dairy. The mild chevre was very soft, almost fluffy in texture with a wonderful fresh creaminess. The raw milk Thomasville tomme was so good, rich with buttery goodness and complex with hints of grass and enoki mushroom. Best of all, the fantastic raw milk Asher blue cheese from Georgia, featuring a glossy creamy texture, great depth, just the right amount of salt, and earthy complexity.

Sweet Grass Dairy
19635 US Highway 19 N, Thomasville, GA

Rooster's Wood-Fired Kitchen
6601 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211

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  1. I'm glad you like the Sweet Grass Dairy cheeses. I like their Green Hill the most, especially when you can find it fully ripened--it's like pudding!

    Sweet Grass Dairy
    19635 US Highway 19 N, Thomasville, GA

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    1. re: sisterbeer

      I've just looked at the products on the website, and the Green Hill looks very good too. I know I've had the Georgia Gouda here at home . . . happy that Sweet Grass has distribution in California.

      Liam's Restaurant
      113 E Jackson St, Thomasville, GA 31792

      Goat Lady Dairy
      3515 Jess Hackett Rd, Climax, NC 27233

    2. I love the Goat Lady's cheeses. They usually have a booth set up at the NC Farmer's Market on the weekends, and it's hard for me to resist.

      1. I'm late to this thread, I see, but I'm curious if you had a chance to try any Spinning Spider while in NC. I'm a fan of their "stackhouse", which bears a bit of similarity to Humbolt Fog. Their flavored chevres (fig rosemary black pepper, lemon curd) are nice too.

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        1. re: danna

          Unfortunately, no, as they sound delicious. I didn't make it to the Asheville area. Here's a link to Spinning Spider's list of sales outlets.

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