Recipe Favorites from Our Farmers

The farm families who own our Co-op are best known for producing the fresh, rich milk that makes our award-winning dairy products, but they’re also creative cooks who turn those products into recipe magic.

In addition to producing the rich milk that makes our award-winning cheeses, #Cabotfarmers are incredible cooks. Enjoy three of their cheesiest, tastiest recipes—each with a fun how-to video #cabotcheese Click To Tweet

We’re excited to share three of their heartiest, cheesiest recipes, each including a recipe video in the link that makes it even easier to put on your table. So, get your ingredients laid out and your device ready to play. Let’s dig in.


When we’re thinking about our favorite farm recipes, this Cheeseburger Chowder from Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, has always been one of the creamiest of the crop. Made with rich Cabot butter—named America’s best—potatoes, carrots, savory herbs, and over two glorious cups (!!) of the World’s Best Cheddar, this is a rich and hearty bowl full of love that you’ll want to share with close friends and family. Don’t be shy about sprinkling a little extra cheddar on top before that first bite.

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Barstow’s Farm is also home to an on-site bakery and farm store, not to mention next-century farm innovations like a super-efficient, cow-friendly robotic milking machine, as well as an anaerobic digester that helps turn cow manure and food scraps into renewable energy used right on the farm.

The Barstow Family


This next recipe features one of the best kept secrets in cooking—Brussels sprouts. But thanks to amazing recipes like these Smashed Brussels Sprouts from Richardson Family Farm in Hartland, VT, more families are enjoying this versatile member of the cabbage family. Whether you’re already sold on Brussels Sprouts, or still need a little convincing, this tray-baked gem will have you piling on the seconds, especially since it features a hearty handful of our award-winning sharp cheddar. Not to mention, smashing the sprouts with a mallet or rolling pin is really fun—just be careful! The instructional video in the recipe link will help you get smashing.

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The Richardson Family


Rounding out this trio of favorite farm recipes is the Spinach Artichoke Dip from the farmers at Five Mile Farms in Lisbon, NY. Renowned for its creamy texture and rich flavor, spinach and artichoke dip is a classic for a reason, and Five Mile Farm’s version is bound to become your new go-to for parties and pot lucks. Even better, it’s a breeze to make. All you need is a slow cooker and five basic ingredients, including a luscious blend of our bold Extra Sharp Cheddar and creamy Horseradish Cheddar. As you’ll see in the recipe video, this one comes together fast and is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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The Akins family, who have run Five Mile Farm since the mid-1800’s, are also deeply committed to sustainability, and are constantly updating their farm practices, including a new 50 cow rotary parlor which makes milking more comfortable for cows and more efficient for the farm.

The Akins Family


Still hungry? Here’s some more farm favorites to enjoy, from sweet to savory to succulent:

Krebs Farm’s Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Squares

Couture Farm’s Maple Cheesecake

Freund Farm’s Sweet Corn Pudding

Liberty Hill Farm’s Savory Bread Pudding

Echo Farm’s Au Gratin Potatoes with Cheddar-Stout Sauce


Learn more about our farm families and explore more delicious recipes.

Comments (3)

max dugan | June 13, 2019 | 4:24pm

Yummy!!

Rebecca Syma | June 17, 2019 | 3:43pm

These recipes all look so super easy and healthy and most of all CRAZY TASTY!!! I cannot wait to try most of them – the coconut lime cheesecake and the smashed brussel sprouts will be my first two, yum!

Tracy Arnold | September 02, 2020 | 9:59am

Love seeing all the farming families on your website!!! And the recipes are fabulous too!! Thank you for highlighting all the hard workers in the Ag industry!!

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