We’re proud to carry cheeses from the following local producers:
Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Blackberry Farm produces seasonally changing cheeses that capture the distinct flavors of each season. These artisan cheeses are made with sheep’s milk and vegetarian rennet. The sheep are raised on Blackberry Farm, and the cheese is made on-location by a single cheesemaker.
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, Austin, KY
Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese has been producing cheeses using Old World, handmade techniques since 1998. Kenny’s cows are raised on the farm from birth, ensuring complete control over the finished product, including a high-quality, great-tasting milk. The entire cheesemaking process takes place on Kenny’s 200-acre family farm. Kenny’s Cheeses are made with raw milk and vegetable rennet.
Meadow Creek Dairy, Galax, VA
Meadow Creek Dairy produces seasonally changing artisan cheeses on their family farm in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Located at an elevation of 2800 feet, the farm’s pure water, clean air, and deep soils provide an ideal pasture for their Jersey cows. Meadow Creek Dairy’s original cheeses are made with raw milk, using traditional European techniques.
Mimi’s Garden Fresh, Louisville, KY
The amazingly talented folks at Mimi’s Garden Fresh Cheeses and Shuckmans Smokery from Louisville, KY have been smoking mozzarella, parmesean, and blue cheese to perfection for many years. We have a variety of these award winning cheeses available here at the co-op!
Sequatchie Cove Farm, Sequatchie, TN
Sequatchie Cove Farm hand produces farmstead cheeses on their family farm in East Tennessee. Their cheese is handmade with raw milk from their diverse group of dairy cows. Sequatchie Cove Farm cows are naturally raised on chemical-free pasture, and are not given antibiotics or hormones.
Sweetwater Valley Farm, Philadelphia, TN
Sweetwater Valley Farm produces a vast selection of farmstead cheddar cheeses. These all-natural cheeses are produced in modern facilities, while preserving the traditional methods of high-quality cheese making. This farmstead method of cheese making allows Sweetwater Valley Farm control through the entire process, including meeting the daily needs of their cows.
Three Graces Dairy, Marshall, NC
Ferguson Farm is an historic farm located in the Shelton Laurel area of Western North Carolina. The farm is home to Madison County’s state-of-the-art dairy operation, Three Graces Dairy. All of our cheeses are “farmstead”. In order for a cheese to be classified as “farmstead,” as defined by the American Cheese Society, the cheese must be made with milk from the farmer’s own herd, or flock, on the farm where the animals are raised. All of our “farm pets” are spoiled rotten on a diet of healthful grain, supplements and free range pastures managed without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Our farm & dairy is a small scale multi-tasking environment employing local people who share with us their knowledge of the community and their wisdom in all things land and animal.
Wildcat Mountain Cheese LLC, East Bernstadt, KY
Wildcat Mountain Cheeses are made from quality milk produced by grass-fed Ayrshires, Holsteins, and Jersey cattle. Low temperature pasteurized whole milk produces rich and creamy cheese. Our traditional hand-crafted cheeses include Cheddar, Gouda, Colby, Bernstadt Swiss and fresh Cheese Curds. New additions include Victory and Pioneer Coffee Rub cheeses. The artisan cheeses are carefully produced, aged and hand-cut.