Rosedale: Our Newest Cheese!

We are thrilled to announce the release of our newest cheese: Rosedale! Named after Rosedale Road in Lawrenceville, NJ, this Appenzeller style has a beautiful straw-colored paste flecked with tiny holes—a characteristic of cheese styles rooted in Switzerland. The rind is washed in a clever blend of apple cider from Terhune Orchards, organic thyme, and sassafras root, which imparts a beautiful rose-gold color to the rind, and a mild fruity flavor to the cheese. NOTE: This first batch of our Rosedale is only aged 3 months. Check back in 3 more months for some updated tasting notes!

Rosedale is the perfect cheese for gratins and fondues. It is also amazing in French onion soup and pairs well with fruits and lighter beers. See below for a mouthwatering rosti recipe featuring the Rosedale.



INGREDIENTS (4 servings)

  • 1 ½ lbs. Red potatoes
  • ½ cup shallots, minced
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 6 oz. (1 ½ cups) Rosedale (CGF), rind removed, shredded

Place potatoes in pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower to simmer and cook until potatoes are just tender, about 10 minutes. Do not overcook.

Drain potatoes and spread out on baking sheet and let cool completely. Refrigerate after cooling. (You can cook the potatoes up to 2 days ahead.) Peel then finely shred potatoes using a box grater. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded potatoes, shallots, salt, pepper and thyme.

Heat oil over medium heat in a nonstick 8” frying pan. Add potato mixture. Shake the pan to evenly cover the bottom of pan with potato. Smooth top over with spatula. Do not press down. Cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes, until the bottom is nicely browned and the potatoes hold together.

Remove cover and place a large plate over the potatoes, quickly turn pan upside down to remove rosti from pan. Add remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, slide the rosti back into the pan. Cook uncovered for another 10 minutes, or until browned.

Turn broiler on to high. When rosti is done slide onto an oven safe plate or baking sheet and sprinkle cheese evenly over the top. Place rosti under the broiler to melt cheese. When cheese is melted and a little browned, remove from broiler and serve. Recipe borrowed from


Grab some Rosedale today at the Farm Store! We are open Weekdays 11am – 6pm (closed Wednesday), and Weekends 10am – 5 pm.

1902 - Family purchased farm

1910 - Leased land to dairy farmer

1987 - Hamill Brothers inherit farm

2002 - Started as a family business

2003 - Started a beef herd, laying hens, and pigs

2004 - Added sheep and attained organic certification of pasture land

2005 - Added dairy herd and began making fresh cheeses like mozzarella

2006 - Built aging caves and began making aged cheeses

2012 - Grid Magazine’s Cheese of the Month (Nov – Full Nettle Jack); Finalist at the Good Food Awards (Toma)

2013 - Won 2 blue ribbons from the American Cheese Society(for Buttercup Brie and Lawrenceville Jack Reserve); Added second cheesemaker

2014 - Broke ground on additional aging space and began process of getting AWA certification for our chickens