Jarlsberg cheese is inspired by the big holey cheeses from Switzerland, like Emmentaler. Back in the 1800s, the Swiss taught the Norwegians how to make 'Swiss cheese'. Eventually the locally produced Swiss cheese disappeared, but the legend remained.
In 1956 a group of students and scientists at the Agricultural University of Norway decided bring the cheese back to life. They used modern techniques and old recipes to create a big cheese with holes. The cheese was dubbed Jarlsberg, after a former county in Norway that was visited by the Swiss.
Jarlsberg cheese is now a extremely popular with its holes, nutty, slightly sweet flavor and wonderfully meltable texture. Great on burgers and sandwiches or just cubed as an afternoon snack. Adults and kids alike love this cheese.
We hand-cut and wrap this cheese in wedges of 7.5 ounces and you can also purchase a quarter wheel of approx. 5.5 pounds.
Ingredients:pasteurized milk, bacterial culture, salt, rennet.