The holiday season is all about making time to get together with the ones you cherish most, sharing in heartfelt conversations over delicious food. Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends, a holiday-inspired cheese plate with Jarlsberg® makes the perfect addition to any holiday celebrations!
This year, Jarlsberg® collaborated with Marissa Mullen the founder of @ThatCheesePlate and Cheese by Numbers to create a Festive Holiday Cheese Plate, “That Friendsgiving Plate” that you can enter to win just in time for your Thanksgiving entertaining.
Rather build the cheese plate yourself? Celebrating the act of giving, Jarlsberg® has created an easy step-by-step guide to build the delicious “that Friendsgiving Plate” which is sure to impress all your friends and family. For an easy, stress-free cheese plate prep, follow the steps below and place the ingredients in their designated areas using the image guide. If your feeling creative, arrange the cheeseboard in any way that inspires you! Remember, have fun and enjoy the process of creating this delicious Jarlsberg® cheese plate!
Enter for a chance to win a Jarlsberg® Friendsgiving Basket (valued at $200), with all the items you’ll need to re-create the Friendsgiving cheese board designed by Marissa Mullen of @ThatCheesePlate! (November 8th, 2019- November 20th, 2019).
Step by Step Holiday Cheese Plate Guide
That Friendsgiving Plate
Step I – Add lots of Jarlsberg Cheese:
After choosing a board to decorate, begin by arranging your cheese plate with a wedge and some cut up cubes of Jarlsberg® Cheese. With it’s smooth and silk consistency, extraordinary versatility and mild and nutty taste, Jarlsberg® is a party pleaser, making the perfect addition to your holiday cheese plate.
Step II – Add something salty and sweet:
Because of it’s mild and buttery flavors, Jarlsberg’s flavor profile tends to pair best with sweet and tart ingredients as well as marbled charcuterie.
For that salty flavor, slice up some mouthwatering marbled salami and add it to the cheese plate. Next, add in raspberries, figs, dried apricots, and sliced apples for those sweet, fruity flavors.
Step III – Add some Crunch:
It’s true, everyone loves a good crunch in a cheeseboard. For their cheeseboard, Jarlsberg® uses seed and fig crackers and candied cinnamon walnuts, but if you can’t find those ingredients, any cracker or nut will do!
Step IV: Decorate
No cheeseboard is complete without some festive garnishes! For the perfect holiday cheeseboard add in some star anise, cinnamon sticks, rosemary and sage.
Step V: Serve with a Festive Drink and Enjoy!
The combination of sweet, salty, crunchy and cheese-y with the aromas of the autumnal herbs will leave your friends and family hanging around the table, sharing in special moments that they will never forget!
Since 1956, Jarlsberg® Cheese has transformed meals into cherished moments with its mild, mellow, nutty flavor and has been a tradition for holiday parties and celebrations, offering memorable recipes to every festive occasion. You can make any cheese occasion better with Jarlsberg® — it’s an iconic cheese that bridges generations and taste buds. Whether it’s for a holiday brunch, festive party or a family dinner, Jarlsberg® makes hosting easy and memorable!