Southern artisan cheesemaker, Sweet Grass Dairy, has recently unveiled its new production facility. This facility increases production and consistency across its product line so that the company can better reach a broader market.
“One of the things I am most excited about is the new ALPMA system for our soft ripened cheeses,” stated Co-Founder and Head Cheesemaker, Jeremy Little, detailing some of the innovative parts of the facility. “The flexibility of this process gives us the opportunity to not only make more high quality and consistent Green Hill but also expand our line to include more fresh and soft ripened cheeses. The technology is very specifically controlled, which will be easier for us to manage while still being able to show off the unique flavors of our milk.”
The new facility is 6,500 square feet larger than the company’s current facility and can accommodate 86,000 pounds of milk in the new silo, a press release noted. Sweet Grass Dairy broke ground on this project on August 15, 2019, but some aspects of the project were delayed due to the pandemic and travel restrictions.
In order to meet the current demand while taking the time to practice with the new equipment, Sweet Grass Dairy is currently producing cheese in both cheese production facilities. When the team is confident that the cheeses produced in the new facility meet quality standards, all of the cheese production will be moved to the new plant to ensure consistency. All customers will be notified a minimum of two weeks prior to shipping from the new facility.
The new production facility will allow Sweet Grass Dairy to stay true to its mission of cultivating an inspired American food culture. The increased production allows the company to care for its community, its animals, and help feed hungry children through partnerships with Second Harvest and No Kid Hungry.
The conclusion of this project also coincides with Sweet Grass Dairy’s recent rebrand, done to reach a broader audience across the United States.
We here at Deli Market News are excited to hear what else is to come from Sweet Grass!