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Arla Dofino Cheese celebrates National Grilled Cheese Day

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In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, April 12, the Naptime Chef Kelsey Banfield shared some of her favorite grilled cheese recipes using Arla Dofino Cheese. Banfield focuses on recipes and tips that are family-friendly, wholesome and healthy.

Arla Dofino is best known for their hormone free Havarti, Gouda, Edam and Fontina cheeses. However when it comes to making grilled cheese sandwiches, Banfield recommends using Havarti cheese!

For more information on the Naptime Chef Kelsey Banfield, please visit: http://www.thenaptimechef.com/

For more information on Arla Dofino, please visit: http://dofinousa.com/

Havarti and Pear Grilled Cheese
Havarti and Pear Grilled Cheese Kelsey Banfield/Arla

Havarti and Pear Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • 2 ounces Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti cheese
  • ½ ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Place two slices of bread side-by-side and spread the top of one with 1/2 tablespoon of butter. On the second slice, layer Arla Dofino Creamy Havarti cheese, followed by the thinly sliced pear. Close the sandwich with the buttered bread slice, butter side up.
     
  2. Add the remaining butter in a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Swirl the butter so it coats the bottom of the pan. Place sandwich in skillet, with non-buttered bread side down and cook until the bread is toasted and golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet, slice and serve.
Havarti Prosciutto & Fig Grilled Cheese
Havarti Prosciutto & Fig Grilled Cheese Elizabeth Tam

Havarti Prosciutto & Fig Grilled Cheese

Ingredients
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • 1 tablespoon fig jam
  • 2 pieces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 Arla Dofino Havarti cheese slice
Directions
  1. Place two slices of bread side-by-side and spread the top of one with ½ tablespoon of butter. On the second slice, spread fig jam and top it with prosciutto and cheese. Close the sandwich with the buttered bread slice, butter side up.
     
  2. Add remaining butter in a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Swirl butter so it coats the bottom of the pan. Place sandwich in skillet, with non-buttered bread side down and cook until the bread is toasted and golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet, slice and serve.
Havarti Tomato & Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese
Havarti Tomato & Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese Elizabeth Tam

Havarti Tomato & Arugula Pesto Grilled Cheese

Pesto Ingredients
  • 1 cup packed arugula leaves, stems removed
  • ¼ cup walnut halves
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
 
Sandwich Ingredients
  • 2 slices country bread
  • 1½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon arugula
  • 2 thick slices fresh tomato
  • 1 Arla Dofino Havarti cheese slice
 
Directions

Pesto:

  1. In a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, combine the arugula, walnuts, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Pulse twice to combine. Pulse a few more times while pouring the olive oil down the feed tube. This makes about half a cup. Whatever is not used for the sandwich can be stored in the refrigerator for future use.

Sandwich:

  1. Place the two slices of bread side-by-side and spread the top of one with ½ tablespoon of butter. On the second slice, spread arugula pesto and top it with two tomato slices and 1 slice of Arla Dofino Havarti cheese. Close sandwich with the buttered bread slice, butter side up.
     
  2. Add the remaining butter in a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat. Swirl butter so it coats the bottom of the pan. Place sandwich in skillet, with non-­ā€buttered bread side down and cook until the bread is toasted and golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the sandwich and cook the other side for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from the skillet, slice and serve. 
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