Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Arugula Pesto + Grilled Cheese Kit Giveaway!

My sisters and I would always urge our mom to start at the deli when we accompanied her to the supermarket growing up. Actually, we referred to it “The delicatessen!”,  another one of those words (like “pocketbook”, “dungarees” and “tunafish”) that my family brought over to California from New York. Whatever you want to call it, we loved the counter for one reason: the samples. My mom would buy the cold cuts for the week (we knew this as “lunch meat”) and inevitably the clerk would run a few extra slices for us to snack on. This would buy my mom a few minutes of calm while she attempted to shop with three kids in tow.

It was during one of these childhood delicatessen sampling sessions that I first tried Jarlsberg cheese. It had holes and a cool name that started with a “j” even though it sounded like it should start with a “y”. It wasn’t bright yellow, square shaped and individually-wrapped and no one in my Girl Scout troop had ever heard of it. This was some fancy cheese. And I declared it as my favorite.

As we get ready to wrap up National Grilled Cheese Month, I wanted to share my recipe for Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Lemony Arugula Pesto as well as a Grilled Cheese Kit Giveaway (including a skillet, cheese, grater and cookbook!), courtesy of Jarlsberg USA. Read on for both! [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED]


Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Lemony Arugula Pesto
Jarlsberg is one of those Alpine-style cheeses that Gina Freize from Venissimo Cheese told me were the best melters out there. It gets nice and stretchy when it melts and the mild, nutty flavor pairs well with so many other foods. I thought I’d give my Jarlsberg grilled cheese sandwich some springtime flair with wispy blades of shaved asparagus and a homemade arugula pesto, with just enough lemony acidity to cut the richness of the cheese. My favorite cheese from childhood parlayed into my grown-up palate – I loved it!
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The giveaway will close on Sunday, April 29 at noon PDT. [THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED] I will use random.org to select one winner and announce the winner in this post. I will contact the winner via e-mail – if I don’t receive a response within 5 days I will draw another name. My apologies to international readers, the prize can only be shipped to continental U.S. addresses (not Alaska or Hawaii).

**UPDATED 5/1/12: Congratulations to our winner, #110 Ray!

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Grilled Jarlsberg with Shaved Asparagus and Lemony Arugula Pesto

Recipe by Kathy Strahs, PaniniHappy.com

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 panini

INGREDIENTS:

Arugula Pesto:

  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups fresh baby arugula
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and black pepper

Panini:

  • 8 slices rustic bread
  • 8 thick asparagus spears, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 8 ounces Jarlsberg cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using a blender or food processor, blend the garlic and walnuts for a few seconds until they’re the texture of a coarse meal. Add the baby arugula. Continue to blend, drizzling in the olive oil until the pesto is completely puréed. Add the cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice and blend until they are fully mixed in.
  2. Transfer the pesto to a small bowl, taste it and season with salt and pepper as needed. Let the pesto stand at room temperature for an hour to let the flavors combine.
  3. Heat the panini maker according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  4. For each sandwich: Spread a few teaspoons of pesto on two slices of bread. On one slice of bread add a few tablespoons of shredded cheese. Top the cheese with a small handful of shaved asparagus (about 2 spears’ worth) and more cheese. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread, pesto side down. Spread a little butter on top.
  5. Grill the panini, two at a time, until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted, 4 to 5 minutes.

NOTE: This recipe makes more arugula pesto than you’ll need for these panini. You’ll love it on lots of other sandwiches, pastas, pizzas – anywhere you’d enjoy a bright punch of flavor. Store any extra in a tightly covered glass or plastic container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days or freeze it for up to 2 months.

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Today’s post was sponsored by Jarlsberg USA. I was compensated for my time, however my opinions are, as always, my own.

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  1. Elisa B wrote:

    Good ol’ sharp yellow cheddar was always a standard in our house. We used it in everything. Favorites were grilled cheese on sourdough and quesadillas. Yum!

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    Childhood favorite – good old cheddar!

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  11. I’m giggling, because Jarlsberg was the first “exotic” cheese we discovered, too. I think I was in college at the time, and it made me feel very grown-up to make my grilled cheese sandwiches with it!

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  12. Erica wrote:

    This may be blasphemy, but I have fond memories of “government” cheese eaten at friends’ houses.

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  13. kristin wrote:

    velveeta!

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  14. fabulous recipe and giveaway!

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  15. Kalyn wrote:

    This is a grilled cheese I would not be able to resist!

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  16. Laura P wrote:

    My Great Grandma always gave me slices of “government” cheese that I loved so much when I was little. I’ve definitely evolved as I got older 😉

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    My favorite cheese growing up was Velveeta. I know it’s a processed cheese, but we always had it at the house. We also always had Colby. I didn’t like Colby for a long time after I grew up and moved away, but I’m happy to report I love Colby again.

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  20. mollyann wrote:

    Not that this is my favorite cheese today, but the ONLY cheese from my childhood was velveeta! I know, I know. But it was ooey gooey good!

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  21. Cellabella wrote:

    I liked Kraft American Cheese slices when I was a kid 🙂

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  22. Matt wrote:

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  27. sara wrote:

    My favorite cheese from childhood was colby-jack – I just always thought the two colors were so cool!

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  28. michele malone wrote:

    when I was little we never had anything other than american cheese in the house. I would occasionally eat a slice of sharp cheddar with my grandfather, but it wasn’t my favorite. now you can’t get me near most american cheeses and & refuse to use velveeta for anything. lol we mostly stick to firmer, stronger cheeses.

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  36. Lori H wrote:

    It almost makes me cringe to admit that wrapped American cheese was my childhood favorite. Although my taste buds have now grown up, I admit to guiltily enjoying a slice of “wrapper cheese” on very rare occasions.

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  37. Nichole wrote:

    I have always loved Colby Jack!

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  38. Erin R. wrote:

    I just opened a wedge of Jarlsburg this week! I’ve been using it to make tuna melt sandwiches (we always call it tunafish, too) for dinner, but I believe I’ll have to lay hands on some asparagus and try your grilled cheese.

    I have to say my favorite cheese growing up was the melted cheddar on top of burritos or seven layer casserole. Simple tastes.

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  40. lisa o wrote:

    American cheese, velvetta or can cheese was my favorites when I was a kid…thankfully variety has entered into the palate…I think Jarlsberg and Brie are my favorites now!

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  41. Jean wrote:

    My favorite cheese from childhood was mozzarella as in pizza pie. We didn’t have very refined tastes back then. Now I keep trying new cheeses and like most of them. My latest has been goat cheese. I schlepped to A&P last night to get a small package, since it was on sale. I will definitely try Jarlsberg.

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  42. Anne Swenson wrote:

    As a kid it was always a special treat when my mom would bring home brick cheese from the deli! I looked forward to it 🙂

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    Colby-jack was a favorite in my home growing up. Something about mixing two colors made it super cool.

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    While I’m a cheese fanatic today, as a kid, I didn’t like ANY cheese. My mom only got the prepackaged American cheese which tasted like paste to me. But I love almost every cheese I’ve ever had as an adult, including Jarlsberg!

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    I grew up eating Kraft American singles – my mom always made “toasted cheese bread” on Fridays and served it along side creamy tomato soup with Parmesan sprinkled on top. American cheese is comfort food for me so in some ways, it’s my favorite. Cool giveaway!

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  49. my fav grilled cheese growing up was swiss and ham 🙂 i follow you on pinterest , i like both pages on fb and im subscribed too the newsletter

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    This came right at my lunch time…. mouth. is. watering!!! I was obsessed with string cheese when I was little! My mom never actually bought it, so when anyone else had it and would share, I was stoked!

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    • Kathy wrote:

      So funny – I do believe I just opened a pack of string cheese for your little girl last Friday! Runs in the family. 🙂

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        Lol! She may look exactly like her dad, but this proves my genes are in there!

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  53. Mike From Class wrote:

    Individually wrapped Kraft American cheese singles. I buy them even now, but only when my wife isn’t looking…

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    As a kid, colby, because I didn’t know much e3lse, but as an adult, give me Jarlsburg anytime!

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  60. Mary T wrote:

    My favorite cheese growing up, and even to this day, is swiss cheese. I know it gets a bad rep, but it’s my go-to snacking cheese of all time!

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  70. Casey wrote:

    I always love muenster. That orange edge and soft creamy texture. Plus I could call it “monster cheese” which always made me giggle.

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    I was a very picky eater, I drove my mother crazy. There was a time the only thing she could get me to eat were grilled cheese sandwiches and mac n’ cheese. However, for some reason I loved (and still do) all kinds of cheese-ironically some strange ones. Anyhow, my favorite grilled cheese I remember my mother creating for me was a sweet & savory grilled cheese:

    Brie Cheese between perfectly toasted slices of Pound Cake with Raspberries. Ooey gooey brie with the sweet bread and a kick with a raspberry-the perfect bite.

    Might sound crazy but its the perfect combo.

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    • Kathy wrote:

      That actually sounds pretty great to me!

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  74. Vicki wrote:

    My favorite growing up was string cheese. I don’t know why I never buy it now!

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  82. Angela wrote:

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  83. This is an odd one, but my favorite cheese growing up was salami cheese. My grandmother always seemed to have some on hand for snacking, and if I’m feeling nostalgic, sometimes I’ll pick up a small block.

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  90. Jacqui wrote:

    I was sort of a picky eater as a kid, so my favorite was always good old cheddar cheese! I still love it now… but I also love pretty much every other cheese out there 🙂

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    As a child, I loved cream cheese best. As an adult, I discovered that a slice of sharp cheddar, a healthy spreading of cream cheese on buttered slices rustic garlic clove bread, makes one amazing grilled cheese sandwich!

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  113. Alex H wrote:

    Oh man…favorite grilled cheese from my youth…does it count if it’s stilly my favorite grilled cheese today? =)

    1 or 2 slice2 hearty, grainy bread (open-face sandwiches do sometimes rule)
    1 slice sharp mozzarella
    ~1-2 tbsp. cream cheese
    2-3 thick slices of tomato

    Melt the mozzarella, spread the cream cheese on and top with tomatoes. Oh, so tasty.

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  119. Klee wrote:

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    I love this arugula pesto recipe! Growing up we did not eat cheese and if there was any in the house it was the kind that came in the green container. I like freshly grated Parm cheese now 😉

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    My favorite cheese from my childhood was VELVEETA! I loved grilled cheese and my mom would always cut it diagonal and called it a girl cheese. My brother got it down the center and it was a boy cheese 🙂

    I also already have you in my Reader and follow you there. I’ve liked Jarlsberg on Facebook as well and I now follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas for grilled cheese!

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  164. Kathy wrote:

    I have been subscribed to your blog by email for awhile – we love to make sandwiches especially pressed ones with lots of cheese!!!

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  165. Cheryl wrote:

    As a kid I loved loved Harvati cheese I would just eat it like a crazy person!

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  167. This panini is just gorgeous! I could eat it now (it’s 1 am here, and I had a big dinner). Maybe if I want to spoil myself I should try this recipe for brunch tomorrow…

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  168. cindy wrote:

    We used to LOVE single slices of American cheese that my Gramma bought. Apparently it was too expensive for my mother’s grocery cart so it was a real treat when we visited our grandmother!

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  169. Omg those tostabags are such a clever idea!! I want! My favorite cheese from childhood is Camembert. My grandparents always had some after meals and I loved it.

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  172. Kristina wrote:

    As a child, it would have been american….now….havarti

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  173. Ruth wrote:

    My favorite cheese growing up was mozzarella.

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  174. Carmen wrote:

    I think my favorite “cheese” growing up was Velveeta. Won’t touch the stuff now. But my mom didn’t buy us a lot of variety. I remember processed cheeses, cheddar and mozzarella only.

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  175. Jen W. wrote:

    I loved colby jack growing up and it’s still one of my favorites!

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  176. Emilie VEE wrote:

    My favorite cheese from childhood was definitely cream cheese!

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  177. Kara D wrote:

    I loved a three cheese olga growing up, which is Swiss, cheddar and Monterey jack all wrapped with a delicious flatbread.

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  178. I AnnaTei wrote:

    Looks like I found this just in time! Going to explore this blog more. I was kind of obsessed with Laughing Cow cheese wedges when I was a kid.

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  179. BJC wrote:

    when i was a kid i didn’t like cheese unless it was melted, thankfully now i’ve grown into eating anything that remotely seems like cheese. Thanks for the recipe!

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  180. One of my favorite cheeses growing up was smoked gouda. I always thought it was neat that the cheese came in the wax wrapper. My mom used to make grilled cheese sandwiches with gouda. I still add gouda to my Loaded Cheese (5 cheese) panini and everyone seems to love it in the sandwich. I love Grilled Cheese!

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  181. Schmidty wrote:

    My favorite cheese from childhood was sliced American.

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  184. Now that is a nice grilled cheese!

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