Jessica Little, Sweet Grass Dairy
Cheese. If you think about Southern cheese makers, Sweet Grass Dairy should be near the top of your list. Located right outside Thomasville, Georgia, this company has won more than 20 ribbons from the American Cheese Society and is featured on many fancy chef menus and available at gourmet retailers all the South. Although Jeremy Little was busy making cheese on the day we met, his wife and co-owner Jessica and I sat down to talk about methods of dairy farming, cheese rinds, and the science of creativity. I promise you that immediately after we recorded this a couple of months ago, I went directly to their cheese shop and had a grilled cheese. Warning: If you’re lactose intolerant, this episode might be almost unbearable.