Cheeses from Grison Dairy & Creamery

Nibble on the Alpine-style cheeses made by Ava-based Grison Dairy & Creamery.

By Katie Pollock Estes

Apr 2023

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Grison Dairy & Creamery is owned by Adrian Buff, who gained cheese-making skills during an apprentice program in Switzerland. Grisontaler cheese was his first creation, “a raw milk cheese with the sweetness and nuttiness of Swiss and a nice earthy tone,” Buff says. He also makes a mild and creamy Ozark Mutschili, modeled after the mutschili in Switzerland that’s traditionally named after the mountain or town where it’s made. Get your hands on Buff’s tasty cheeses at Culture Counter or MaMa Jean’s Natural Market.