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’s–milk cheese with large regular holes, that originates from Jarlsberg, Norway. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
3 Ingredient Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
- 16 ounces Jarlsberg Cheese shredded
- 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1-2 Tablespoons Diced Red Onion
- Salt to taste start with 1/8 teaspoon
- In a bowl, stir together all of the ingredients and serve with crackers.
Cheese and bacon are meant to be together but don’t forget about the BBQ!
I love a good feta cheese but it’s even more delicious as a dip!