Country of origin: Norway
Flavour: buttery, mild, nutty
Jarlsberg is a mild, semi-soft cow’s milk cheese of Norwegian origin. Created by Anders Larsen Bakke, it resembles a Swiss Emmental with distinctive, open and irregular ‘eyes’. Many times Jarlsberg is marketed as a Swiss cheese because of its characteristics, though it tends to be sweeter and stronger than Emmentaler. The versatility of the cheese is appreciated well beyond the Scandinavian world in US, UK and Europe.