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Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cow’s milk cheese of Norwegian origin. Created by Anders Larsen Bakke, it resembles a Swiss Emmental with distinctive, open and irregular ‘eyes’. Many a times Jarlsberg is marketed as a Swiss cheese because of its characteristics, though it tends to be sweeter and stronger than Emmentaler.

Beneath the yellow-wax rind of Jarlsberg is a semi-firm yellow interior that is buttery, rich in texture with a mild, nutty flavor. It is an all-purpose cheese, good for cooking as well eating as a snack. Since the cheese melts so well, Jarlsberg tastes delicious on sandwiches, fondues, quiches and on hot dishes. The versatility of the cheese is appreciated well beyond the Scandinavian world in US, UK and Europe.

Rinded and rindless Jarlsberg is available in wheels, slices, wedges, minis, and random weight pieces. A good Merlot and a nutty Jarlsberg will provide to be a fascinating mix.


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Mar 30
Me: This Jarlsberg cheese is the best cheese ever. Husband: Of course it is, honey. You love everything from Norway.
Mar 18
Not cheese, but a cheese-branded pedometer. I think Jarlsberg just called me fat. #iacp14
Mar 06
Burgers with bacon, chorizo, jarlsberg and mexicana cheese
Feb 25
Try a bento lunch box with Jarlsberg or Jarlsberg Lite Cheese and your favorite fruits and vegetables!
Feb 24
@JarlsbergUSA Turned out great! Here's the pict of the dish... BTW My niece coined Jarlsberg as 'Uncle James Cheese'
Feb 21
Stop in this weekend for a sale on Jarlsberg, a mild, semi-soft cows milk cheese; $2.69/100g (Reg. $3.79/100g)
Feb 04
Chicken Cordon Bleu, dripping with Jarlsberg Cheese, Ham, Arugula + Parmesan Béchamel, served w/Tomato + Red Onion
Jan 27
Salisbury Steak Cordon Bleu - Ham & Jarlsberg cheese adds so much flavor! #smarterbeef #recipe
Jan 15
Penne with cheese sauce (cheddar & Jarlsberg), topped with panko and parmigiano and baked. For @marcoarment.
Jan 14
Lunch! Tuna, gluten free multi seed crackers, and jarlsberg cheese :)
Jan 11
My slice of toast with Jarlsberg looks a bit like an upset face or like two slices of cheese having a snog.
Dec 25, 2013
Freaky Norwegian hobgoblins eyeing my Mediterranean cheese board (actually, they're staring at the Jarlsberg).
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