Jarlsberg is a part skim cow’s milk cheese that can be classified as a Swiss cheese because the two share so many characteristics. Jarlsberg has a light nutty flavor and large irregular holes, or eyes, running through its paste. However, Jarlsberg has stronger flavors that traditional Swiss or Emmentaler; it is much sweeter and nuttier.
Jarlsberg has a rich buttery mouth feel and is a very useful cheese to have in your home because of its versatility. If you would like to include it as apart of a cheese platter, it doesn’t need much help to be delicious. Just offer some crusty bread, some dried fruit and maybe a little bit of jam to bring out its sweetness. It’s wonderful for slicing and snacking on all by itself. It’s also perfect for salads or pasta dishes. It melts very well is goes wonderfully in a pressed sandwich or a quiche.
If you are looking for a wine pairing, try just about any white wine or a lighter red.
Upon receipt of your order the ice pack may no longer be frozen. This is expected and should not be the cause of alarm. The cheese should be cool to room temperature. Once rewrapped and stored properly the cheese will last up to 3 weeks.
For optimal storage allowing the cheese to breathe and retain moisture wrap the cheese in wax paper, plastic wrap or tin foil upon arrival.
A - Bloomy rind, tomes, hard or dry rind cheeses - wrap only the cut surface in plastic wrap, leaving the rind exposed so the cheese can breathe.
B - Blue cheeses should be wrapped securely in tin foil.
C - Washed rind cheeses should be wrapped in wax paper.
D - Small cheeses such as goat’s milk crottin should be wrapped in wax paper.
E - Soft cheeses store well in waxed paper or sealed containers.
Store your cheese in a cool, damp place such as a wine cellar, larder, wine cabinet, or in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator (the warmest part of the refrigerator).
As a general rule, aged hard cheeses last longer than softer, less aged varieties.
For the fullest flavor it is recommended to bring cheese to room temperature before serving.
* See cheese label for proper storage recommendations
To ensure product quality all cheese will ship overnight May 1 through October 1 due to warm summer temperatures.
October through May all cheese will ship 2nd Day, with an Overnight option available at an additional charge.