Swallow Ridge Farm Cheese Company

Small Batch Artisan Cheese

Our Farm

Why are we called Swallow Ridge Farm?

The old barn on South Hill catches everyone’s eye as they round the bend heading to the top of the hill.  This farm has been here for almost two hundred years and every year, for as long as anyone can remember,  each spring the swallows return to this Civil War era barn.  They dive and  dart  in and out of the barn, flashing gold as they turn. In the summertime you cannot miss the barn swallows swooping across the fields.

Here at Swallow Ridge Farm, the dark birds with the golden undersides,  roost and rear their swallow families.  By the end of the summer, you might see fifty or more swallows sitting together on the roof line of the barn.

The swallows return every year and we hope that you’ll enjoy our cheeses and  also come back for more!

About Swallow Ridge Farm Cheese Company

The  Artisan cheeses crafted here at Swallow Ridge Farm are produced from raw milk collected from local area dairy farms. The milk is tested at each collection and again in our factory.

The factory is inspected regularly (both scheduled and unscheduled visits) by the state. 

Peter studied cheesemaking at the University of Wisconsin and founded State of Maine Cheese Company in Maine where he produced cheese for 16 years.  Peter sold that business, which is still producing cheese in Maine, and moved to Massachusetts where he was the business manager for the Braintree School System.  After retiring  (or failing to retire)  Peter bought and restored an abandoned farm.  A few years later he founded the Swallow Ridge Farm Cheese Company and his parnter, Katie, continue this adventure in cheesemaking.   Peter and Katie attend cheese conferences to keep up with the latest ideas, techniques and trends in cheesemaking.

Small Batch Artisan Cheese

We strive to produce some of the best cheeses in our region.

Made In New Hampshire

At Swallow Ridge Farm Cheese Company we produce small batches of artisanal cheese. We produce cheese with quality milk from small family farms here in New Hampshire.