Taking inspiration from Europe, the Feete family created Grayson to suit their mountainous Virginia landscape. The Feetes only make cheese when their small herd of Jersey cows is grazing on pasture, making it a seasonal cheese and creating its delicious flavor. We pick up hints of grass, nuts, and an undertone of earthiness in the taste. Grayson is a washed rind cheese. Washed rind means it's washed with a brine solution while aging to propagate the beautiful reddish-orange rind and further develop the meaty texture and sometimes bacony flavor.
Farm/Producer/Importer: Meadow Creek Dairy/Helen Feete
Place: Galax, VA
Milk Type: Raw cow
Age: 6o days
Pairing: Riesling or Belgian Ale