Swiss Cheese Rösti

Wisconsin Cheese Swiss Cheese Rösti  Recipe
Active Time
45 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Swiss can be used in this recipe.


  1. Place potatoes into a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. 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 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 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.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Edelweiss Emmentaler cheese was named, “The Best of the Best” in Cooks Illustrated! Big wheel swiss cheese was made by hundreds of Swiss families that immigrated to Wisconsin at the turn of the century. It was styled after traditional Emmentaler cheese from Switzerland. There is only one cheesemaker making this cheese today in Wisconsin.

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