Friday, February 17, 2017

Jarlsberg Lite


I had this home and was opening the package before I noticed that it was not a Trader Joe's branded product. I chose it quickly, obviously without paying a lot of attention, and assumed that "Jarlsberg" was a term for a type of reduced-fat Swiss cheese, when actually it's a brand name. Oops. Oh well. I would have bought it anyway.

But it's among the most disappointing Swiss cheeses I've ever tried. It has enough flavor that I can tell it's Swiss, but just barely. I had to use two slices at a time on crackers to get a satisfying amount of cheese taste, which defeats the purpose of having it be low in fat.

It also had a pragmatic problem: the slices were all glommed together, very difficult to separate cleanly. This nullifies the advantage of buying pre-cut slices instead of a block of cheese. It would have been faster and easier to cut my own than to wrestle with the blob inside this package.


Will I buy it again? 

No.

3 comments:

  1. That stinks that it was stuck together and you also had 2 use 2 pieces to get a decent taste.

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  2. There's a nice wedge of cheese in the cheese case at TJs that is labeled as "baby swiss"- which i don't really understand vs regular swiss- but it has a spot on swiss cheese flavor without being overwhelming which makes it great for snacking as is and it also melts well
    Ttrockwood

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    1. If you mean this one, then we'll have to disagree about its flavor: http://exploringtraderjoes.blogspot.com/2015/08/trader-joes-baby-swiss-cheese-chalet.html

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