Add the savory taste of ham and Jarlsberg® to the classic sugar bun and create a mouth watering treat perfect for all occasions! Share these yummy buns with friends at parties and tailgating, or keep them to yourself for a cheesy breakfast!
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Join Celebrity Chef George Duran on a Quest for the Perfect Cheeseburger
Enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger Contest to Win Big
Contest Runs from July 2nd to August 27th
Jarlsberg® Cheese famous worldwide for its nutty, mild and sweet flavor launches a global recipe global contest starring two best friends: burgers and cheese. Cheese fans and all foodies can enter the Jarlsberg Sizzling Summer Burger contest from July 2nd to August 27th athttps://www.facebook.com/jarlsberg. Entrants will have the chance to win exclusive Jarlsberg® Grill Kits every week and the grand prize is a Big Green Egg Grill, so that winners can re-create their favorite Jarlsberg® burgers, just in time for Labor Day weekend!
The program also offers some great new burger ideas from Celebrity Chef George Duran. Duran, the Venezuelan born American chef, is well known for hosting cooking programs on TLC and Food Network and his appearances on numerous TV shows. He has created four distinctly different Jarlsberg® burger recipes, including one vegetarian burger and one burger with grilled pineapple slices in place of burger buns.
Each of Chef Duran’s four burger recipes offer a summer story and their own film:The Marvelous Meltdown (Jarlsberg® Fondue Burger), Melted Maui Madness(Pineapple Bun Jarlsberg®Burger), The Viva La Quinoa (Quinoa and Red Lentil with Jarlsberg®), and The Brooklyn Bacon Bonanza (Bacon Burger Stuffed with Jarlsberg®). The burgers are placed in different settings, and the ambience is quintessentially New York: three of the four burger shorts are filmed in a Williamsburg brownstone, and the fourth on a rooftop in Queens with the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
“As summer heats up around the world, we wanted to share some creative and luscious ways to enjoy burgers made with Jarlsberg® Cheese,” said Valerie Liu, Marketing Manager. “Chef George Duran elevates burgers in brand new melted and magical creations. You won’t want to stop at just one!”
Enjoy these creative, fun summer BBQ recipes from Jarlsberg® and Chef George Duran. To see all of the Summer Global Jarlsberg® Burgers, visit https://www.facebook.com/jarlsberg
The Marvelous Melt-down – Fondue Burger
For the burgers:
1 tbsp. panko-style breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. heavy cream
1 1/2 lb minced beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. salt
1/4 tbsp. black pepper
4 sesame burger buns
Red pepper flakes (optional)
For the Jarlsberg® fondue sauce:
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp flour
1 C. of whole milk
1 1/2 C. of grated Jarlsberg® cheese
1. In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and heavy cream until absorbed ( about 3 – 4 minutes)
2. In a large bowl, mix the beef with the garlic and breadcrumb mixture until combined. Season with salt and pepper and form 4 large burgers. Make a large indentation in the middle of each burger and preheat your grill.
3. In the meantime, make the Jarlsberg® cheese fondue sauce by melting the butter in a small saucepan and whisking in the flour. Whisk over a medium heat until browned. Slowly whisk in the milk and allow to thicken (about 3 – 4 minutes). Add the grated Jarlsberg® and whisk until smooth. Keep some cheese aside.
4. Grill each burger as desired, spread butter inside the buns and toast lightly. Arrange lettuce on the bottom half of the bun, followed by the burger. Then pour fondue sauce on top of the burger. Add the other half of the bun and pour more fondue sauce over the top.
5. Garnish with scallions and red pepper flakes.
Makes 4 burgers
Melted Maui Madness
1 1/2 lb. minced beef
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp. kosher salt
4 thick pineapple rings
4 red bell pepper rings
4 slices Jarlsberg® cheese
Thinly-sliced red onions
8 slices of cooked bacon (optional)
Lettuce and tomato
1. Pre-heat your grill.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the beef with the tomato paste, teriyaki sauce and salt.
Form 4 equal-sized burger patties.
3. Spray the grill with non-stick spray and grill the pineapple rings evenly on both sides.
Set aside and grill the peppers and burgers as desired. Top the burgers with Jarlsberg® cheese and allow to melt slightly.
4. Assemble your burgers using the pineapple rings in place of a bun and top with the
burger, cheese, peppers, red onion slices, bacon, lettuce and tomato slices.
Makes 4 burgers
About Jarlsberg® Cheese:
In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® Cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It’s all part of the legend…and Norway’s most guarded recipe! For more information go to www.jarlsberg.com
About Norseland, Inc.
Norseland, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TINE SA (a cooperative of more than 13,000 dairy farmers in Norway and its largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products) is the exclusive importer, sales, marketing and distribution agent for Jarlsberg® cheese, Snøfrisk®, TINE Brunost Collection™, Ilchester®, García Baquero, Lotito®, Gabriella®, Parmissimo®, Old Amsterdam®, Igor and Couturier®. Headquartered in Darien, Connecticut, Norseland has national distribution across supermarkets, mass merchants, club stores, food service and convenience stores.
Rise to the Occasion!
May 18 is National Cheese Souffle Day
Jarlsberg® Cheese Offers Simple, Gourmet Recipes you will LOVE!
Jarlsberg® Cheese , the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese, invites you and your family to whip up a gourmet meal that is simple, elegant and scrumptious. May 18 is National Souffle Day – so why not celebrate in style with this incredible, easy-to-use recipe from Jarlsberg® Cheese?
PERFECT FOR THE WARM SUMMER EVENINGS
Depending on what ingredients you use, the Soufflé can be served both as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. Here we’ve combined this French classic with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and a fresh tomato and watermelon salad which makes it perfect as an appetizer or main course, preferably enjoyed outdoors on one of those warm summer evenings.
JARLSBERG® CHEESE SOUFFLÉ
1 cup milk
2 dried bay leaves
2 shallots, finely chopped
4 small ramekins
1 cup butter
4 tbsp. plain flour
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 cup grated Jarlsberg® cheese
5 eggs with the whites and yolks separated
Jarlsberg® cheese for the topping
WATER MELON SALAD
1 cup tomatoes
1 cup hazelnuts, roasted
2 cups olive oil
MAKES 4 PORTIONS
TO MAKE THE SOUFFLE
Pre-heat the oven to 400 °F. In a pan, heat the milk, bay leaves and shallot until boiling. Remove the pan from the heat and let the contents rest for 20 minutes. Grease the inside of the ovenproof ramekins.
The soufflé mixture will rise quite high, so don’t overfill the ramekins. Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour.
Cook, stirring, for 1 min.
Strain the rested milk mixture, and gradually whisk it into the butter and flour mixture.
Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens.
Remove from the heat. Stir in mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and grated Jarlsberg® cheese. Then stir the egg yolks into the mixture. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and gently fold them into the mixture, a little at a time. Divide the mixture between the greased ramekins.
Sprinkle a little extra Jarlsberg® cheese on top, if desired. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes until the soufflés are golden and well risen. They should be slightly soft in the middle. Slice the tomatoes and melon.
Make the vinaigrette by whisking the juice of the lime and the orange together with the oil and mixing well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve the soufflés immediately after they are taken out of the oven.
Serve with the tomato and watermelon salad garnished with roasted hazelnuts and with the vinaigrette.
About Jarlsberg® Cheese :
In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® Cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It's all part of the legend...and Norway's most guarded recipe! Jarlsberg® Cheese is endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem. All Jarlsberg Cheese varieties are naturally lactose and gluten free.
For a complete product list and recipes, go to www.jarlsberg.com
The Superbowl is around the corner! Have you thought about what kinds of delicious food you will be serving? To be honest, I do not enjoy sports, and I am only into Superbowl for the food! I am also a firm believer that cheese is an essential part of the most decadent snacks.
Since Jarlsberg cheese is my favorite brand of cheese, I have provided a round-up of a few of my favorite recipes that include Jarlsberg cheese. (See them below)
Here are my favorite recipes:
Brown Sugar Ham and Cheese Sticky Buns/ CHEESY JARLSBERG® STICKY BUNS
• INGREDIENTS •
YOU WILL NEED
- 2 8 oz. Refrigerated Crescent Roll Dough
- Flour for dusting
- 4 tbsp. Brown Sugar
- 12 slices Thin-cut Ham
- 12 slices Jarlsberg® Cheese
- 1 cup Grated Jarlsberg® Cheese
- Chives or Onions, for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 375° F and spray non-stick spray in an 8 X 8 pan or similar.
Unroll dough on a floured surface and gently stretch out until dough is about 8” x 12”. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. of brown sugar throughout the dough, then evenly line up six slices of ham and six slices of cheese on top. Starting on the short side, begin rolling dough jelly roll style. Cut into six even pieces.
Repeat with next piece of dough and place all 12 buns inside pan. Sprinkle grated Jarlsberg® on top and place in oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes until bun is full cooked. Garnish with chives or green onions and serve.
Makes 1 dozen sticky buns.
SPICY TATER TOT BREAKFAST MUFFINS
• INGREDIENTS •
YOU WILL NEED
- 36 Frozen Tater Tots
- 2 cups Jarlsberg® cheese, grated and separated
- 8 Large Eggs
- 2 Jalapeno Peppers, seeds and veins removed and chopped finely
- 1 Red Pepper, chopped finely
- 2 tbsp. Heavy Cream
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Ground Pepper
- Parsley, finely chopped for garnish
Preheat oven to 425° F and spray 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Place 3 tater tots into each muffin tin and bake for 10 minutes. Remove carefully and use a small spoon or fork to gently press down to form the base and sides of each tater tot muffin.
Divide 1 cup of Jarlsberg® cheese throughout the tater tots and place back in the oven for 10 more minutes.
In the meantime beat the eggs in a large bowl and combine the jalapeño, red peppers, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Once the tater tot muffins are done, carefully divide egg mixture into each tater tot cup. Top evenly with remaining cup of grated Jarlsberg® and place back into the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove each muffin and allow to cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack before garnishing with parsley and serving.
Makes 1 dozen muffins.
*Note: This recipe can be made non-spicy by replacing the jalapeño with the same amount of green bell peppers.
BAKED JARLSBERG® CHEESE MAC N’ CHEESE BITES
• INGREDIENTS •
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 pound Ditalini Pasta
- Kosher Salt
- 1 Stick of Butter
- 1 cup Flour
- 5 cups Whole Milk
- 4 cups Jarlsberg® Grated Cheese
- 1 tbsp. Dried Italian Herb Seasoning, or your own herb mix
- Olive Oil
- 4 Eggs, beaten
- Seasoned Panko-style Breadcrumbs
- 1 cup Flour (for coating bites)
- Buffalo Hot Sauce (if desired)
A NEW WAY TO ENJOY EVERYONE'S FAVORITE MAC N' CHEESE DISH!
Created by Chef George Duran, Jarlsberg® Mac n' Cheese Bites are a new way to enjoy the traditional macaroni with cheese dish we all know and love. These cheesy bite sized pieces are great for entertaining at parties, tailgating, lunch, or a snack between meals!
Bring 6 quarts of water to a rolling boil and add 1 tblsp. salt. Add Ditalini pasta and stir gently allowing it to boil for about 7-8 minutes, until “al dente”. Remove from heat, drain well and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
For béchamel sauce, start by making a roux in a medium stock pot. Melt butter under medium heat and whisk in flour. Keep whisking under medium heat until roux is browned, about 5-6 minutes. Add 2 tsp. salt. Gently whisk in the milk until properly combined. Continue whisking the sauce until it thickens and begins to simmer, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and add shredded Jarlsberg® Cheese. Add herbs and using a rubber spatula mix until cheese is completely melted. Combine cheese sauce with macaroni and season with salt, if needed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours, preferably overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 425°F and drizzle olive oil on the bottom of a baking pan.
Place beaten eggs, flour and breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Use your hands to make golf ball sized mac n’ cheese bites. Then take each ball and cover it in flour, then eggs and finally panko. Place balls on baking pan and drizzle on top with a little more olive oil. Work in batches and bake for 15-20 minutes, turning over once half way through, until golden brown.
Serve with buffalo sauce, if desired.
Did you enjoy these recipes? Here is another great post to read about cooking!
Let's face it. Dogs LOVE treats. And dogs DESERVE treats. After all, they love us unconditionally. As any pet parents know, it is important for your four-legged family member to have healthy treats!
My dog, Banner, is a twelve year old black lab. Banner loves his daily treats. His newest favorite is Delectables Stew Lickable Treats.
The Hartz Mountain Corporation introduces Delectables, the first lickable stew treat for dogs, available at Walmart, Amazon.com and select retailers around the country. “Delectables Stew Lickable Treats for dogs represents a true innovation in the canine treat category,” says Susan Burris, Brand Manager, Dog Treats, Hartz Mountain Corp. “Perfect for small dogs, Delectables Stew is a delicious and lickable wet dog treat that provides a new occasion for treating and healthy snacking and is ideal for dog parents who love to pamper their pets.”
Ideal as an in-between meal treat or as a savory topper for dry food, Delectables Stew Lickable Treats’ convenient, single-serve pouches provide dogs with appealing, low-fat treats made with real chicken, beef, cheese and vegetables, without meat by-products. Delectables Stew Lickable Treats are available in four varieties, including Chicken, Chicken with Cheese, Chicken with Beef and Chicken Senior Formula.
Look at this cute video of little 'Ripley' enjoying his lickable stew treat:
My black lab, Banner isn't a little dog, by any means, but he still adores his Delectables. Banner's favorite way to eat his lickable stew, is when I pour it as a delicious topping on his dry dog food. It is like the icing on the cake for him!
You can see all of the goodness in Delectables Stew Lickable Treats!
Delectables make Banner Happy! (He's smiling, I promise!)
Enter to win! One of my readers will be chosen to receive a 12-pack of Delectables Stew Lickable Treats.
How? You can enter to win by using the Giveaway Tools form below. AND while you're at it, you are invited to share a photo of your pooch with his/her tongue out on Instagram with the hashtag #delectables to celebrate 'Tongue Out Tuesday.'
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Make A “SandWish”
Jarlsberg® Cheese Offers You A Chance to Win A Trip of A Lifetime!
Your Super Tasty Sandwich Could Win You A Trip For Two
To ANY BEACH In The World!
Contest Deadline—Now through November 8th
Darien, CT (October, 2015) – Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese invites you to enter the “Make A SandWish” contest for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime. It’s easy to enter, simply go to www.jarlsberg.com/sandwish from now through November 8th to submit your wish – tell us what dish you would like our chef to turn into a sandwich recipe and will make your sandwishes come true! Your entry could win you the grand prize trip for two to any beach resort of choice ($7,500 value) or one of the eight second prizes to win Jarlsberg® Cheese 22lb cheese wheel along with other goodies.
To enter, simply dream up a favorite, unusual and delicious dish that you wish could be a sandwich with Jarlsberg® Cheese. The sky is the limit when it comes to creating new sandwiches. The key is to be creative. Think about your favorite food and imagine it as a sandwich. Do you love Chili – make a ChiliWish; or do you love Spaghetti and MeatBalls, make it into a SpaghettiWish; try making Quiche into a SandQuicheWish, just add Jarlsberg cheese and you be the artist.
International award winning New Zealand based Chef, Ben Bayley, created three innovative “SandWishes:” a Jarlsberg Mac & Cheese Sandwish, Gazpacho Sandwish and a Wedding Cake Sandwish to inspire all entrants. Now consumers can tell Jarlsberg® what the next winning sandwich recipe should be and will make the best sandwishes come true!
“Your wish or dream of an expense paid exotic beach vacation is about to come true,” says Debbie Seife, General Manager Marketing. “Just share your SandWish with Jarlsberg® Cheese and we will reward you with your Wish come true!”
View the recipe videos and trailers for the Jarlsberg® “Make a SandWish” competition at http://www.jarlsberg.com/sandwish/ .
About Jarlsberg® Cheese :
In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® Cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It's all part of the legend...and Norway's most guarded recipe.
Visit the website at www.jarlsberg.com.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.
Did you know that January 19th is National Popcorn Day? I certainly did not know this until recently. I guess I have been out of the loop. I love popcorn, especially gourmet popcorn, and Gaslamp Popcorn has some pretty amazing flavors to help celebrate Popcorn Day!
I love Gaslamp Popcorn because it is always so fresh and crunchy. My taste buds are always very pleased when I am munching on any one of their delightful flavors. I was recently sent two of Gaslamp's most popular flavors to review.
Gaslamp's Authentic Kettle Corn is made in small batches to ensure that every handful is popped to perfection. Sweetened by pure cane sugar with a pinch of sea salt, it's how they turn popcorn fans into fanatics!
I absolutely love this delicious kettle corn. It is the perfect balance of sweet and salty to satisfy my cravings in one yummy bag!
This Cinnamon Caramel popcorn is made in small batches, using only all natural brown sugar, cinnamon, popcorn and just a pinch of sea salt.
I think this Cinnamon Caramel popcorn is another version of heaven in a bag. It is simply divine! I did not even feel guilty eating the entire bag myself.
Win! One winner will receive a bag of Gaslamp Authentic Kettle Corn and a bag of Cinnamon Caramel popcorn.
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
To learn more about Gaslamp go to: http://www.rudolphfoods.com/brands/gaslamp/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
More than just popped corn, Gaslamp Popcorn is handmade in small batches, using only all natural pure cane sugar, canola oil, and popcorn ... with just a pinch of sea salt. Every kernel is popped by the popcorn experts. This popcorn will make a fanatic out of YOU. Gaslamp started making kettle corn in the historic Gaslamp district of San Diego in 1998. Over the last decade they have become one of America's old fashioned snacking favorites. Take a pop, and you'll see why.
Gaslamp Popcorn offers you the very best quality all natural popcorn, handmade in small batches, with fresh taste in every bite. Gaslamp Popcorn is gluten-free, using non-GMO corn and only pure cane sugar. Whether you're watching a movie, having a picnic or just craving a healthy snack of fresh popcorn, it's easy to see why they're a crowd favorite!
Gaslamp are popcorn experts, because it's what they do! Gaslamp is dedicated to making your snack food the best it can be! Handmade in California, try their Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Popcorn or Cinnamon Caramel Corn today!
My Experience: I was sent three bags of Gaslamp Popcorn to review. I received Kettle Corn, White Cheddar Popcorn and Cinnamon Caramel Corn. I was home alone when the package arrived. I immediately tore into the Cinnamon Caramel Corn. I had actually been craving caramel corn for awhile, and from the very first kernel I was hooked like never before. This was the very best tasting caramel corn I had ever tasted. It was perfect, sweet, fresh, crunchy and delicious! I ended up eating half of the bag right then and there. It was completely addictive! Over the next few days, I enjoyed the White Cheddar, which was so yummy and then the Kettle Corn (which was the only one I shared with my family.) I usually never hoard snacks. In fact, it is very rare for me to snack at all! I felt great about pigging out on Gaslamp Popcorn because there are no harmful ingredients in it. (Plus I weighed myself after a couple of days and did not gain a single ounce, so I guess it was not fattening!) The White Cheddar is also very addicting and so amazing. I also love the Kettle Corn. It is the perfect combination of sweet and saltiness. As I said before, I did share it.....reluctantly. My family enjoyed it while watching a movie. I never knew that popcorn could become my new favorite snack until I tried Gaslamp Popcorn. I love, love, love it!
Gaslamp Popcorn can be purchased online or in-store.
To learn more about Gaslamp Popcorn go to: http://www.rudolphfoods.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.