We make artisan cheeses from fresh whole milk at our creamery.
Nathan and Padgett traveled to San Fransisco in January to accept the Good Food Award for Shakerag Blue, now one of our all time most popular cheeses! We are thrilled and honored to be among the amazing producers who received this year’s award.
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We are thrilled and honored to have been awarded 3rd Place by the American Cheese Society in their 2013 Competition for the Farmstead Soft Cheese category – ‘Dancing Fern’ has placed in this category 2 years in a row!
For more info about the American Cheese Society, and to see the complete list of 2013 winners, CLICK HERE.
We ship via FED EX Weekly – contact Padgett at 423-619-5867 for pricing/availability & to order. Wholesale customers welcome. (We accept Visa/MasterCard/Discover/AmEx)
Main St Farmers Market, Chattanooga, TN. Wednesdays weekly, year-round.
Mooney’s Market & Emporium, Monteagle, TN
Whole Foods Market, Southeast Region (TN, GA, AL, NC, SC)
Harvested Here Food Hub, Chattanooga, TN (wholesale distributor)
The Bloomy Rind / Porter Rd Butcher, Nashville, TN
Star Provisions, Atlanta GA
Three Rivers Market, Knoxville, TN
St James Cheese Company,New Orleans, LA
Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, Austin, TX
Cream & The Crop Cheese Selections, San Fransisco, CA
World’s Best Cheeses, National Distribution (wholesale supplier)
Artisan Cheese Company, Sarasota, FL
Saxelby Cheesemongers, Brooklyn, NY
212 Market Restaurant, Chattanooga, TN
St John’s Restaurant / St John’s Meeting Place, Chattanooga, TN
Urban Stack Burger Lounge, Chattanooga, TN
Easy Bistro, Chattanooga, TN
Public House, Chattanooga, TN
Finch and Fifth, Augusta, GA
Standard Market, Chicago, IL
Saxelby Cheesemongers, Brooklyn/Manhattan NYC
Highlands Bar & Grill / Bottega, Birmingham, AL
The Spotted Trotter, Atlanta, GA
La Fromagerie, Alexandria, VA
Interested in selling our cheeses? Contact Us or call 423-619-5867
Our Cheeses are made by hand using traditional methods – from raw cow’s milk produced right here on the pastures of Sequatchie Cove Farm.
Availability is seasonal – please call for current price list (423) 619-5867
Cumberland: Tomme style, 3-4 lb wheel. Buttery & earthy but mild and delicate. Cumberland is our best selling cheese at the farmers market and the most versatile for serving, slicing, cooking and pairing. It goes with almost any beverage and pairs well with other cheeses, fruits, meats and breads. It is available almost year-round, occasionally selling out in late winter-early spring.
Dancing Fern: Our award wining Reblochon style, 1-1.5 lb wheel. This is our softest, most delicate and velvety cheese. It has flavor overtones that range from mushrooms to grass to walnuts, reflecting the time of year and what the cows are eating more that any other cheese we make. It slices and melts beautifully and pairs with light bodied wines and beer. Also pairs with sweet or savory accompaniments. This is truly a cheese lover’s cheese.
Nickajack: Hard apple cider washed rind style, 1-1.5 lb wheel. Semi-soft, fruity yet savory cheese with a beautiful rose-orange rind and golden paste. This is a new cheese and has rapidly become one of our best sellers at the farmers market. Very easy to eat, pairs with medium bodied wines and beer. Pairs perfectly with fruits, especially late summer-fall fruits such as figs, apples, pears and grapes. This cheese will be seasonal, available from late summer through fall.
Shakerag Blue: Leaf-wrapped blue cheese, 4-5 lb wheel. This is our most unique cheese yet. Wrapped in local fig leaves that have been soaked in Chattanooga Whiskey, and then aged 100 days or more. The goal is to create a truly “southern blue” that has the spicy overtones of blue cheese with a sweet finish. The whiskey-soaked fig leaves impart aroma and flavor to the cheese and seal in moisture, helping to create the creamery yet crumbly texture. Pairs well with bold wines and beer, serve with savory accompaniments such as salamis & olives. Also wonderful with fruit, honey and as a topping for salads. Available late summer-fall.
Coppinger: Washed rind Morbier style cheese, 10-12 lb wheel. Coppinger is a French style washed rind, with a nutty flavor very smooth texture. It is a bit more delicate than Cumberland, but still as versatile and well rounded. It pairs well with a wide range of beverages, and melts beautifully. Available beginning in the fall, though winter and early spring.
Gruetli: Alpine style similar to Swiss Gruyere, 10-12 lb wheel. Named after the Swiss colony ‘Gruetli Laager’ located just north of the farm on the Cumberland plateau, this cheese is our most firm and longest aged. We cook the milk to a higher temperature to obtain a firm texture and age it for a minimum of 10 months, making it ideal for thin slicing and grating. It is nutty and sweet, with subtle earthy undertones. Available late fall through spring.