Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cow’s milk cheese of Norwegian origin. It resembles a Swiss Emmental with distinctive, open and irregular ‘eyes’, though it tends to be sweeter than Emmentaler.
Beneath the yellow-wax rind of Jarlsberg is a semi-firm yellow interior that is buttery, rich in texture with a mild, nutty flavour. It is an all-purpose cheese, good for cooking as well eating as a snack. Since the cheese melts so well, Jarlsberg tastes delicious on sandwiches, fondues, quiches and on hot dishes.