Arla Dofino Cheese Reviews for BzzAgent
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As you can see from the title that this time I tried Arla Dofino Cheese. These Cheeses are sold in Fred Meyer's, Kroger,QFC and several such stores. Visit their website for lots of info about their cheeses and also get recipes from there .http://www.arla.com/en-us/
I love Havarti Cheese and I have tried this type of cheese made from some other brands but I had never ever tried Arla Dofino Havarti Cheese. In fact I had never even heard about this cheese before I got in to this Campaign and thank goodness that I did this review. Now I know about these delicious Cheeses.
Arla Dofino besides making Havati (Havarti comes in flavors like Creamy Dill,Caraway,Jalapeno sliced or in blocks) makes lots of other variety of cheeses like Edam, Fontina, Gouda.
I couldn't find any other cheese besides Havarti Creamy Type so I'll be talking about Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti Block Cheese. This Cheese can be had a snack or can be used in Cooking too.For snacking it is easy to slice or cut in to pieces and for cooking I grate it for it to melt evenly and I can spread it easily.
Arla Dofino Cheeses are manufactured naturally using very little ingredients and there are no added Hormones, Preservatives or Artificial Coloring.The Creamy Havarti has Pasteurized Milk,Salt,Microbial Rennet and Cheese Culture. It is as simple as that and it has no mysterious sounding ingredients that I can't identify or even pronounce or spell it without looking.Their packaging is also going to be 100% recyclable by 2020.
I tried it as a snack with Crackers, Rustic Bread and Crisp bagel chips since all these items had different textures and taste so I wanted to see how each one tastes with Havarti Cheese.I sliced it in to thin slices and topped it on these items and ate it. It went very well with all these snacks that everybody is familiar with. The cheese was creamy but still had texture wasn't the spreadable kind of creaminess , was wholesome and delicious. It wasn't very strong and wasn't too mild either. I'm not very fond of strong tasting cheeses so if you are some one like me that can't stand sharp cheese taste then this might be a perfect fit for you too.
Here is my platter:
The next evening my Husband e-mailed me that he has to go out for dinner with a group of people that have come to his workplace from their Texas branch.So I decided to make Grilled cheese Sandwich using Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti Cheese because I wasn't sure how the final product will be.Normally when I make Grilled cheese sandwich I put slices of beef steak tomato and few leaves of basil but I wanted to concentrate on the taste and texture and melting quality of the cheese so I decided not to put anything. I absolutely loved it and I left one piece for my just in case he would want something later before going to bed. It turned out that he didn't like the food at the restaurant so he wanted to eat something at home.
I gave him the left over piece and he totally liked it and wanted to have it the next day for dinner with some tomato soup since it was snowing a bit and it was extremely cold so this would have been our comfort food to fill up our belly and feel cozy and warm,
I felt that I still haven't baked anything with it. So, one night I decided to make baked Penne pasta.I started looking for a recipe but most of the recipes that I saw needed ingredients that I didn't have it at home and it was very icy on the streets so we were not going anywhere. We had a snow day that day so it was a very lazy day and we wanted something very satisfying.
Here is what I made with Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti.
1 cup Boiled and drained Penne pasta (I mixed some elbow macaroni also in it because I had very little quantity of both).
some chopped onion and garlic (I would have put vegetables like Mushrooms, Zucchini if I had them).However I did make it again using these items but we were so eager to taste that I didn't take any pictures.
1 small can of tomato sauce (thanks for my couponing I had some canned tomato products in my pantry)
1 Cup grated Havarti Cheese
I sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil until they were soft and then added the tomato sauce.I let it simmer for a little bit until the sauce became slightly thick.Then drained Penne pasta was added and mixed thoroughly. I buttered a baking dish and poured the mixture in it. I spread the cheese on top and broiled it in the oven on high heat for 5-7 minutes. It came out very well, it was simple but extremely delicious. My husband normally doesn't talk much about the food that he is eating and always says that he eating it which means it is good.But this time he complimented me on preparing it.He also told me that we need more of Arla Dofino Cheeses and we need to look for some other variety.
|Penne Past with Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti|
I hope that you will love these cheeses as much as we do in our household. There are some awesome recipes on their website so enjoy trying them.