The Original Healthy Fast Food
Just about everybody loves cheese. Loaded with calcium and protein, the "real thing" makes so many dishes more appealing, and mellow, nutty, smooth-melting Norwegian Jarlsberg-America's most popular specialty cheese-is particularly versatile, a family favorite. Made from part-skim milk, it's naturally low in calories, sodium and fat-newer Jarlsberg Lite, also great for snacking and cooking, has 50 percent less fat than regular Swiss. Try this super simple Asparagus Rolls recipe-a surefire party idea. Here are a few other easy, creative, absolutely delicious uses for either classic Jarlsberg or Jarlsberg Lite. • Roll cheese slices around fresh fruits or raw vegetables.
• Add cubes to salads and pastas-warm or cool. • Shred on vegetables and into sauces. • Enhance stuffings for meat, poultry or fish. • Enrich egg dishes. • Shred into mashed or "smashed" potatoes.
• Grill with peppers, squash, potatoes. • Top burgers-beef, turkey or salmon. • Make hors d'oeuvres, wraps and sandwiches galore. 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of Jarlsberg cheese-and the 125th of its source, Tine B. Norwegian Dairies, a farmers cooperative. One way to celebrate is to discover tasty new ways to give your menus pizazz-and a nutritional boost. Asparagus Rolls With Ham and Jarlsberg 12 clean asparagus spears 12 thin slices lean ham 1 cup grated Jarlsberg cheese Boil asparagus in lightly salted water 1 minute. With slotted spoon, dip spears in ice water to preserve color; drain on paper towels. Wrap a slice of ham around each spear and place on baking sheet lightly sprayed with oil.
Sprinkle spears liberally with Jarlsberg and brown in 450° oven about 5 minutes. Serve immediately. Serving suggestions: Place on grilled country bread brushed with olive oil and garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes plus a bit of sea salt, if desired. Cheese, glorious cheese is just delicious when included in this Asparagus Rolls With Ham and Jarlsberg recipe.