JANUARY 2024 Cave to Co-op: Baby Swiss from Boggy Meadow Farm, Walpole, NH

Our Cave to Co-op for January 2024 is Baby Swiss Cheese—a raw Holstein cow milk—from Boggy Meadow Farm in Walpole, New Hampshire.

Along the Connecticut River, Boggy Meadow Farm has been in the same family since 1812 and has been a dairy farm for most of that time. In the mid-1800s and the early 1900s daily shipments of milk, butter, eggs, and produce were loaded onto the Boston & Maine railroad, destined for customers in Boston.

Cheesemaking began in the mid-1950s and continues today with the same 10,000-gallon cheese vat, which makes 1,000 pounds of cheese. On the days they’re not making cheese, the fluid milk is sold to a local milk co-op. Cheesemakers Marcus Lovell Smith and Evan Sabatelli make three cheeses, Baby Swiss, Smoked Baby Swiss, and Fiddlehead Tomme.

The Boggy Meadow Baby Swiss is a moist, creamy, mild cheese unlike traditional Swiss in many ways. The curd is cooked at a lower temperature, and the wheels are aged for a shorter period of time. The cheese has small eye formations and the sweet, nutty flavor associated with Swiss-style cheeses.

Use Baby Swiss in any of your favorite recipes using Swiss cheese or try this one!




Baby Swiss Rösti


1 1⁄2 lbs Russet potatoes
2 T all-purpose flour
1⁄2 tsp each salt and pepper
6 oz Baby Swiss, shredded (1 1⁄2 cups)
8 green onions, chopped
6 thick-cut bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
4 T olive oil, divided
Additional cooked, crumbled bacon, chopped green onions, and sour cream


1.Place potatoes into a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook uncovered for 20-22 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain. Cool completely. Peel potatoes; transfer to a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

2. Shred potatoes; return to the bowl. Toss with the flour, salt, and pepper. Stir in the Baby Swiss, green onions, and bacon.

3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add potato mixture, pressing into an even layer. Cover and cook until the bottom is golden brown and crisp, about 8-12 minutes. Gently run a spatula around the sides and underneath the rösti. (Pan will be hot!) Place a large plate over the skillet. Carefully flip rösti onto the plate.

4. Warm remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium heat. Carefully slide rösti into the skillet. Cover and cook for 8-12 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Gently run a spatula around sides and underneath the rösti; slide onto a serving plate. Sprinkle with additional bacon and green onions. Serve with sour cream.