Clay Wehner standing outside with irrigation system behind him.

Wehner Family

Clay Wehner

In the early 1990s, Al & Desiree Wehner switched to an intensive grazing farm management style on their south Georgia dairies, focusing on utilizing grasses for a feed source and letting their “cows be cows.” They focus on a simple input system that creates a high-quality, high-fat milk ideal for cheese production

Today, their son Clay manages the dairies under a similar management style, while his sister Jessica owns and operates Sweet Grass Dairy with her husband Jeremy. Their high-quality and flavorful cheeses can be found across the country, as well as Sweet Grass Cheese Shop in historic downtown Thomasville, GA.

Clay Wehner with dairy cow in the background.

Sweet Grass Dairy Cows

Sweet Grass Dairy

  • After dairying for many years, Al and Desiree Wehner began making cheese out of their family kitchen, and Sweet Grass Dairy was born in 2000. It was Desiree’s goal to highlight the delicious, grass-based milk that their cows were producing through a range of handcrafted cheeses. Soon after launching the brand, they were joined by their daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and Jeremy Little.
  • The Littles have since purchased Sweet Grass Dairy and continued growing it over the years by expanding the distribution of their cheeses nationally and opening a restaurant in downtown Thomasville, GA. Jeremy and Jessica have received over 30 national and international awards for their flavorful and high-quality cheeses.