Grafton Village Cheese Company Shepsog
Shepsog is a nuanced mixed milk cheese reminiscent of traditional Ossau Iraty with a distinctive gray, mottled rind. The blend of cow and sheep’s milk creates a firm, mild paste with a sweet profile containing notes of buttermilk, lemon, caramel, and fresh cream. Crowd-pleasing and snackable, Grafton Village Shepsog pairs well with Murray’s Honey Roasted Almonds and a drizzle of Mieli Thun French Honeysuckle Honey.
About the Maker
The Grafton Village Cheese Company was founded in 1892 by a collective of dairy farmers looking to turn surplus raw milk into cheese.
Such cooperatives were common in rural communities in the late 19th century, especially as farmers looked to transform fresh milk into a food product that could be stored for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Today, Grafton Village is one of few producers in the Northeast who produce raw milk cheddars.
Their flavorful cheeses are made primarily from the high protein, high butterfat milk of Jersey cows.
A non-profit organization, Grafton Village is overseen by the Windham Foundation as part of their efforts to promote rural communities.