Green Hill Cheese From Sweet Grass Dairy In Georgia
Green Hill is a Southerner's version of Brie -- similar in style, but with a few branding differences. The rind of Green Hill is white, just like a traditional Brie, but it's remarkably thin and leaves plenty of room for the deep yellow paste, the color of which speaks to the lush grass fields of Georgia.
As Thorpe explained to us, the more grass a cow eats, the yellower (and hence more full of flavor and nutrients) their milk will be. The great thing about raising cows and making cheese in the South is that there is grass everywhere. The stuff just grows with little to no begging or pleading. This results in a a cheese that is the texture of Brie, with the tang of a sharp cheddar. Which is to say, in case we're not making ourselves clear, that one of us could easily polish off a wheel in one sitting.