Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cow's milk cheese of Norwegian origin. It is produced in Norway, Ireland and the USA. It resembles a Swiss Emmental with distinctive, open and irregular eyes. Many 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 flavour. It is an all-purpose cheese, good for cooking as well as eating as a snack. Jarlsberg tastes delicious with sandwiches, fondues, quiches and on hot dishes. The versatility of the cheese is appreciated well beyond the Scandinavian world in the US, UK and Europe.
Jarlsberg is available in wheels, slices, wedges, minis, and random-weight pieces.