Cooking with Arla Dofino Cheeses

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There are many snack options on the market for kids after school, some of which are quite un-healthy and some of which are quite the opposite. One such option is cheese. In moderation cheese is a delightful change of pace and makes for a quick easy snack for kids and parents alike. Today we will be looking at a few of the cheeses available from Arla Dofino.
Arla Dofino has been making cheese for over 100 years in the heart land of the USA and one of the cheese making capitals of the country- Wisconsin. By using all natural ingredients and hormone free, the environmentally friendly way to make cheese. There are several varieties of cheeses available by Arla Dofino which include Havarti, Gouda, Fontina, Edam and Muenster in a variety of flavors ranging from Creamy, Light, Dill, Caraway, Jalapeno, Smoked, Chipotle, Pesto, Chili Lime, and Cracked Peppercorn there is destined to be a favorite for those with distinguished palettes or just those picky eaters among us.

We had the pleasure of trying a few of the cheeses available and tried the Havarti line, since that what our local stores carried. For those of you like us who aren’t very familiar with Havarti, it is creamy and buttery in flavor and is perfect for crackers and sandwiches as well as cubed as a light snack. We tried the Dill flavor and the regular flavor of the cheeses the Dill was a favorite of the adults and the plain was a favorite of the little guy. He enjoyed the dill but loved the regular. He enjoyed it so much not only was it an after school snack but also a requested addition to the next day’s lunch box which is always a rare event. Below is a quick recipe for a light nutritious lunch addition for kid or adults:

Fruit & Cheese Skewers
From The Naptime Chef, Kelsey Banfield

4 skewers
1 8 oz. chunk of Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti cheese, cubed or cut into shapes
(also try Havarti With Jalapeno For a Spicy kick) For 8 Total pieces
8 –10 purple or green grapes
4 – 6 strawberries
1 kiwi

Other fruits you could add:
Apple slices
Banana slices
Pear slices
Star fruit slices

1. Cut the Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti cheese into 8 cubes.
To make snack time more fun and kid–‐friendly, try using small shape cutters to cut out the Havarti into hearts or stars.

2. Spear the strawberries, grapes and kiwi on the skewer, alternating with cheese cubes, until the skewer is full.

3. Be sure to leave about one inch on either end of the skewer for easy handling. Cut off the sharp tips before adding to a lunch box.

There is also a contest going on right now called Snack-to-School with Arla Dofino Sweepstakes:
You can enter for a chance to win a semester’s worth of naturally good Arla Dofino cheese for all of your back-to-school lunches. The Snack-to-School with Arla Dofino Sweepstakes will run until Oct. 4. To enter, like Dofino cheese on Facebook to fill out the sweepstakes entry form:

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  1. Vickie Couturier says

    it really looks so good,,ive never heard of this brand before,,ill have to see if our stores carry it or not

  2. I love grilled cheese with Harvati! So creamy and delish. I didn’t know you could flavor cheese with dill like that. I’ll have to try it.

  3. Harvati is one of the family’s favorite cheeses. The girls will cut themselves a slice and eat it plain!

  4. I don’t know if I’ve ever even tried Havarti cheese, but it looks sooo delicious! May need to pick some up on my next grocery run.

  5. Kelly Hutchinson says

    I LOVE Havarti but have never had it on a grilled cheese sandwich. Maybe I need to get some Arla Dofino and try it!

  6. We are major cheese eaters in my house. My kids come home from school and ask for it as soon as they walk in the door.

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