Norseland Jarlsberg cheese brand produces and exports specialty cheeses that include wheels, loaves, deli slices, bars, and snack sticks. They even make cheese crisps (crackers).
I don’t know about you, but I seriously love some good red wine (or sometimes port) and the kind of cheese that you can savor. The Norseland cheeses are that kind you can take a small bite of and enjoy with a strong wine without overpowering it.
The Jarlsberg wheel is a semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk. It has a mild, buttery, nutty taste with a rich texture. For those who prefer the holey aesthetic nature of swiss cheese, the Jarlsberg wheel is also riddled with holes. It makes for a good hors-d’oeuvre or addition to any recipe requiring a rich cheese.
Although I don’t usually eat cheese sticks, having something already proportioned for you is nice. I think this would come in handy at a dinner party or small gathering. That way I don’t have to cut up a wheel or block. And, they’re individually wrapped so people don’t have to worry about whether or not I washed my hands! That might sound silly, but I actually know a young woman who won’t eat anything homemade (in someone else’s home) just for that reason. I suppose you could feed it to your kids if they prefer semi-soft cheese. After all, it is snack-sized and ready for transport.
Jarlsberg is not the only Norseland product line. They also produce cheeses under the categories of Norwegian Specialty, García Baquero, Parmissimo, Old Amsterdam, Gabriella, Suprema, Ilchester, Cheese Fusions, and Couturier North America. Ski-Queen is a blended cheese found in the Norwegian Specialty category.
The Ski-Queen Gjetost is a traditional Norwegian brown cheese. It has a thick texture that is made from a blend of cows’ and goats’ milk. It has a sweet taste caused by the caramelization of the milk sugar during production. Honestly, I’m not as fond of cheeses made out of goat’s milk, but the fact that the Ski-Queen is blended with cow’s milk and then caramelized gives it only a slightly stronger taste.
For more information about Norseland products, check out their website at www.norseland.com. If you try any of these or the other Norseland Jarlsberg cheese products, let us know what you think!