Good Eats and Sweet Treats from My Small Boston Kitchen

Jarlsberg and Kitchen Play

Today I’m taking part in my first Kitchen Play event, which features a new Jarlsberg product – Original Cheese Dip. I’m not a frequent buyer of things like cheese dip, but I do like Jarlsberg cheese (and cheese in general, of course) so I was excited to participate in the event and give this new product a try!

This Kitchen Play event features 29 different bloggers sharing different ways that you can incorporate Jarlsberg Cheese Dip into recipes. To see some of the great ideas shared this month, please feel free to visit the Kitchen Play website for a round-up. Today I’m sharing one delicious way I used the product with you, though I can imagine the ideas are endless.

When I first tried this dip – which is ultra creamy and super rich, I thought it would be perfect paired with mashed potatoes. I like adding cheese to my mashed potatoes from time to time, and thought that the creamy texture, rich flavor, and extra-cheesiness of this dip would be the perfect addition. That seemed a bit too boring though, so I opted instead to mix it into a mashed potato substitute that I have been eating a lot lately – mashed cauliflower.

Mashed cauliflower is super nutritious, but also delicious, and has a texture that somewhat resembles mashed potatoes. Adding the Jarlsberg cheese dip kicks the flavor up several notches, and creates a wonderfully creamy, cheesy cauliflower creation. I added a pinch of salt and pepper as well, and a sprinkle of chili powder for a kick.

We polished off this bowl in no time, and I still wanted more! I bought another head of cauliflower and plan to recreate this recipe sometime this week. It’s too good not to! If you give this a try (and I think you should!), you can add the flavorings to taste – salt, pepper, chili powder if you please – and of course a generous scoop of Jarlsberg Cheese Dip.

To celebrate this new dip, Jarlsberg is doing a giveaway on their website as part of the 29 Ways to Leap into Jarlsberg month. The winner will get a tailgate tote stocked with:

  • Jarlsberg Lite Cheese
  • new Jarlsberg Cheese Dip
  • Snofrisk (a Norwegian style cream cheese)
  • crispbreads
  • honey crèmes
  • honey vinegar

See their website for more details on how to enter, and good luck!

Disclaimer: I was compensated for my ingredients in developing this recipe. As usual, all thoughts and opinions shared here are all my own.

One Response to “Jarlsberg and Kitchen Play”

  1. Hi Taryn,

    Mashed cauliflower is a favorite in our house as well, so I am definitely trying your version. Sometimes we like to put the mashed cauli in a heat-proof bowl and put it under the broiler for a minute or two to get a nice, crispy crust. I bet the Jarlsberg Dip would do perfectly under the broiler, as Jarlsberg melts so beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration!


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