This jarlsberg cheese dip is one of my favorite snacks to make for guests. You can make it ahead of time and serve with crackers, pretzels or chips. It’s creamy, cheesy, delicious and such a crowd pleaser!

I am so excited to share this snack with you!

jarlsberg cheese dip

It is one of my go-to snacks that everybody loves. 

This jarlsberg cheese dip is the perfect game-day or weekend snack. You can make it ahead of time (it gets better as it sits!) and it’s super easy to transport with a bag of crackers, pretzels or chips. 

grated swiss cheese

Remember when I first shared my chilled queso a few weeks ago? And I told you that I had another similar dip to share come football season?

Well, here we are!

This dip is creamy, more mild than the chilled queso, but still creamy and cheesy and all around delicious. 

jarlsberg dip ingredients

Jarlsberg cheese is similar to Swiss cheese – and it is so soft and buttery and wonderful. It’s amazing on its own but it also melts so nicely. Since the cheese is soft, it works so well in this chilled spread. It’s very much like my pimento cheese too. You grate the cheese (I prefer larger shreds for this) and mix it with everything else, then it hangs out in the fridge. It’s like a version of my pimento cheese but with a softer Swiss-like cheese.

After a few hours, this is MAGIC.

making jarlsberg cheese dip

Much like the chilled queso, the jarlsberg dip doesn’t look like much. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked by the grocery store version of this. Like, so many times in my life. 

But then!

My sister-in-law started buying it from Heinen’s and always having it out as a snack or app and we all just about died. It is so creamy. So cheesy. An incredible spread on crackers or dip for pretzels. Seriously, it is fantastic and I don’t know one person who doesn’t enjoy it. 

Once she started serving it, I realized that my grandma also used to buy this and serve it. It tasted so familiar and nostalgic to me but I couldn’t place it. Then my mom and I realized that we’d had it ages ago. Let’s just say we are thrilled to have it back in our life and making it at home is so easy, simple and tastes fantastic.

up close jarlsberg cheese dip

It’s true: this is very very easy. Embarrassingly easy. Those are the best kind of party appetizers. 

You mix everything together and that’s it. Chill it in the fridge, then serve. This is perfect for tailgating, game-day parties, holidays and just any gathering in general. 

Also, it’s absolutely amazing on a burger (like my pimento cheese burgers) and melts LIKE A DREAM.

jarlsberg cheese dip

Prep it now to enjoy all weekend!

jarlsberg cheese dip

Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

Jarlsberg Cheese Dip

This jarlsberg cheese dip is one of my favorite snacks to make for guests. You can make it ahead of time and serve with crackers, pretzels or chips. It's creamy, cheesy, delicious and such a crowd pleaser!
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Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups freshly grated jarlsberg cheese
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
  • pinch of kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, for topping

Instructions 

  • Combine all the ingredients (except the chives) together and mix until combined. Cover and stick in the fridge for at least 2 hours or even overnight.
  • When ready to serve, taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed. Sprinkle with chives. Serve as a spread or dip with crackers, pretzels or chips!
  • This stays great in the fridge for a few days.
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jarlsberg cheese dip

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