Back in November my boss setup a team building event at Woodhaven Farm where our team came together from Chicago and Columbus to do an appetizer challenge and to prepare dinner for the team. It was really nice for us to work together to make good food and enjoy each others company. Tami from Woodhaven was a lot fun and her recipes are so good! A fun fact is that most of us had never tried Jarlsberg cheese so we went wild over this cheese spread. Now, I always have Jarlsberg cheese in my fridge!
Jarlsberg cheese is a swiss cheese that does not have the bite of regular swiss. Honestly, I can't even eat regular swiss cheese because it tears up my mouth! I use the Jarlsberg on sandwiches, in casseroles, or just on crackers.
This dip is really good with Triskets, Wheat Thins and Pita Chips. The recipe below makes really good pita chips and they will not cost $3.99 for a small bag of hard little chips. Excuse the picture, the spread looks really plain, I did not have a red onion so I used a yellow onion but it was still good!
Jarlsberg and Red Onion Spread with Parmesan Pita Chips
Woodhaven Farms Recipes
2 cups grated Jarlsberg cheese
2/3 cups Mayonnaise
3 T. minced red onion
3 T. Chopped flat leaf parsley
Combine the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Add freshly ground black pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with flat leaf parsley if desired.
5 Pita Breads (I used flat bread)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup shredded Parmesan
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut pita into pie shapes or squares. Place on baking sheet and drizzle olive oil over the pieces. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the pieces and bake until golden brown, about 10 - 20 minutes.