We’ve shared a lot of Georgia cheese love in the form of Sweet Grass Dairy’s Green Hill over the years, but there are other up and coming cheesemakers from the Peach State that we need to tell you about. Like Many Fold Farm, located in Chattahoochee Hills southwest of Atlanta.
I got to sample the rest of the line at ACS’ Meet the Cheesemaker, where Rivertown became my new favorite. The cheesemakers apologized for the un-photogenicness of the sample board (the ash-coated one in the foreground there is their Condor’s Ruin), but those of us in the know scooped up the runniest, oozing bits with no complaints.
Rivertown is an aged, Camembert-style wheel made with traditional lambs rennet and aged 4 to 8 months. It has a toasty, hazelnut taste that complements the rich sheeps milk and a beautiful silky texture.
Should you spot Many Fold Farm cheeses in your local cheese case, snatch them up! Garrett’s Ferry’s season comes to an end in October, but Rivertown is available February through December. Here’s hoping I’ll be able to find one for my holiday cheeseboard.
This concludes our Southern Cheese Month series, though we’ll have more Southern cheese to share soon.
Did you miss one? Catch up on these:
Gray’s Chapel, Goat Lady Dairy, North Carolina
Wabash Cannonball, Capriole Farms, Indiana
And if you attend the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival, please report back on your favorite finds, here or over on our Facebook page.