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3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it’s a quick and easy party appetizer.

What is Jarlsberg Cheese?

Jarlsberg is a mild cow’smilk cheese with large regular holes, that originates from JarlsbergNorway.  Although it originated in Norway, it is also produced in Ohio and Ireland under licenses from Norwegian dairy producers.

Jarlsberg cheese has a yellow wax rind (outer layer) and a semi-firm yellow interior. It is a mild, buttery cheese. The flavor has been described as “clean and rich, with a slightly sweet and nutty flavour”.  It is an all-purpose cheese, used for both cooking and eating as a snack. It has a characteristic smooth, shiny-yellow body, and a creamy supple texture.

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer.

Sunday’s were and continue to be simple days in our home growing up. It’s something that we’ve continued in our own home. We don’t go out and spend any money on Sundays (I know! Some of you are gasping and others are thinking we are crazy!) and we don’t watch TV or movies. We attend church, visit with loved ones and spend time together as a family, unplugged and you know what, it recharges our batteries in a way I never knew we even needed.

When I was little we would have dinner whenever we got home from church, so at 12, 2, or 4 depending on the  church schedule. Later that evening we would often have a little snack or dessert and the snack often was cheese and crackers. I still love it. It’s like comfort food for me.

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer. ohsweetbasil.com

What’s interesting is that others feel the same way, cheese and crackers are just a good snack! Throw some out there and a party and you’ll notice that the veggie trays and cheese and crackers often end up revisited often by guests.

Jarlsberg cheese is pronounced, Yarlsburg with a soft r. Jarlsberg cheese is a mild, buttery, slightly nutty cheese with holes, similar to Swiss cheese but better.

Is Jarlsberg Cheese Dip Safe to Eat When You are Pregnant?

Well, the good news is that cheeses like Gouda, Gruyère and Jarlsberg are classed as hard cheeses, which are considered safe by the NHS to enjoy during pregnancy. … These kinds of cheeses are safe to eat, even if they are made with unpasteurised milk – which many of them are.

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer. ohsweetbasil.com

Shred the cheese and then we really just want to add a little mayo to make it dipable, a touch of red onion and I really do mean just a touch as it’s such a mild cheese the onion can take over, and then a dash of salt to add seasoning. You could totally throw in garlic too and I have before, but it’s up to you.

Now, you’ll want to serve this with a really good cracker. We bought Milton’s crackers, which we just buy at our local store, as they are yummy on their own and pair really well with cheese, especially 3 ingredient Jarlsberg cheese dip.

Is Jarlsberg Cheese Pasteurized?

Yes, Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cow’s milk cheese made from pasteurized cow’s milk.

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer. ohsweetbasil.com

You can make this dip ahead of time, but if you do, please leave out the onion. Just dice it and store it in a little bag in the fridge and then stir it all together right before serving. Onion in anything will grow stronger with time. That’s why herbs and such simmering in a sauce will taste better an hour later versus right now.

3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer. ohsweetbasil.com

3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Jarlsberg Cheese shredded
  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Diced Red Onion
  • Salt to taste start with 1/8 teaspoon

Instructions

  • In a bowl, stir together all of the ingredients and serve with crackers.

Notes

You can add a dash of garlic powder or even a little pepper.
Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 24g
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 358mg16%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Cheese and crackers happens to be one of my favorite things and this 3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Dip totally hits the spot plus it's a quick and easy party appetizer.

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  • I know this may sound strange but could this be baked a little? For a warm dip?

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    • Absolutely! I would stick in a small baking dish (8×8 or smaller) and bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes.

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  • This Jarlsberg spread is the most amazing, and delicious recipe ! Leave it out long enough to get to room temperature and I think I could eat a truckload of this stuff. I have never tried Jarlsberg before and the deli at my grocery store makes the same spread. I talked to the lady who actually makes it there and she told me how simple it was. I couldn’t believe it. Next time I will use your recipe and play around with it a little (maybe some pepper).
    With a wonderful, lightly salted, crispy, water type cracker, I literally just ate half of the container by myself. It’s just SO good !
    Thank you !

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    • I could totally eat a truck load too! So glad you enjoyed it!!

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  • This is sooo good. The only problem is once I take one bite, I can’t stop.

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    • Haha, I know that feeling all too well!

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  • Shouldn’t it be 7.5 ounces not .75 ounces like recipe says? This is for jarlsberg cheese dip. 

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  • This looks amazing…can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  • hey girl- this looks amazing!

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