Saturday, September 28, 2013

Finlandia Cheese Giveaway

Cheese truly makes everything better.  It's a versatile food that works in entrees, desserts, and sides.  Since cooler weather is here, why not have a grilled cheese with a tomato soup for dinner? Have you sunk your teeth into a bowl of four cheese macaroni and cheese lately? I know I'm always up for a cheeseburger.  If you're having a party, a favorite party snack is cheese and crackers.  As you can see, cheese pairs with so many different options beautifully.  If you're looking to have a fantastic weekend this weekend, make sure to add some cheese to your meals.



Finlandia cheeses are all natural, lactose free, and contain no added hormones.  With over 150 years of master cheese making experience, you'll find robust flavors and superior melting quality in all of their flavors including swiss, light swiss, lacey swiss, muenster, gouda, havarti and more.  Which flavor sounds best to you? I am partial to havarti and muenster.

The cheesy possibilities are endless.  Go ahead and make Finlandia the star of the show.
 
 
Ariane Duarte, Executive Chef of award-winning CulinAriane restaurant and finalist on Bravo's Top Chef, recommends the following entertaining tip.  "Guests love to feel pampered and one way that you can do that is to replicate the restaurant experience at home. I created these simple restaurant recipes using Finlandia cheese because of its incredible flavor."
 
All the cheeses pair well with a variety of different main dish proteins like turkey burgers, hamburgers, or even grilled chicken.  For individuals looking for lighter cheeses, lacey swiss and light swiss are both so tasty that your guests will never know that they're actually eating something good for them.  Finlandia cheeses melt slowly and thoroughly, but maintain their texture and taste. 
 
Check out some of Chef Duarte's recipes.  Maybe you'll be inspired to use Finlandia cheese in your next dish!
 
Jumpin’ Turkey Swiss Burgers
Created by Chef Ariane Duarte
Serves 6
2 lbs Ground Turkey
1 or 2 jalapeño peppers, small dice (depending on how much heat you like)
½ c chopped cilantro
1T ground cumin
1t chopped garlic
1 small onion, diced
Salt & pepper
12 slices Finlandia Swiss or Light Swiss Cheese
6 burger buns of your choice
In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide equally into 6 balls. Form into patties and place on grill. Grill on high heat - 4 minutes on 1 side, then turn and finish for about 3 to 4 minutes on the other. Add two slices of Finlandia Swiss and let melt. Then, place on your bun with your favorite accompaniments.
 
 
Prosciutto and Finlandia Grilled Swiss Cheese with Olive Tapenade
Created by Chef Ariane Duarte
 
Serves 4
 
¼ lb. imported prosciutto
1 package Finlandia Swiss sliced cheese
8 slices sliced country white bread
4T butter
 
Olive Tapenade
1c olives (your choice) – pits removed
2 cloves garlic
1t red pepper flake
1T olive oil
1T chopped parsley
 
Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse about 6 times.
Spread tapenade on all 8 slices of bread. Then add a slice of cheese and a slice of prosciutto to only 4 slices and top with each of the remaining 4 slices.
Melt butter on a griddle and toast “sandwiches” golden brown and until cheese melts.
 



 
 


 
 
 

104 comments:

  1. No I have not of yet tried this cheese.

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  2. Yes! All my brother will eat is Finlandia Swiss. And we are cheese-a-holics here. Give us cheese and we are happy!

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  3. I haven't tried their cheese before but we do love cheese. So, send me some coupons, please.

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  4. No, I haven't tried Finlandia cheeses before. But they sound wonderful.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. I have never tried it before or heard of it!

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  6. Oh yes! I buy them pretty often. The Swiss has a great nutty snap to it.
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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  7. No I have not ever eaten this brand of cheese before ,but we are big cheese lovers

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  8. No I have not ever eaten this brand of cheese before ,but we are big cheese lovers

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  9. I have never tried this brand before. But I am a cheese freak, and would love to! Thanks so much for the chance and for all of your hard work!

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  10. I haven't purchased this brand though I've heard of it.

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  11. Not tried but seen at the store.

    (lisa lo) rc form

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  12. MMMM, cheese. Haven't tried the Finlandia brand though.
    jan

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  13. I've never tried Finlandia cheese.

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  14. I have not tried Finlandia cheeses.

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  15. I've had it many times - love their sharp cheddar

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  16. I have never tried this brand, but I used their store locator and saw it is available in my area.

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  17. I have never tried it so I would love to!

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  18. I have yet to try, but am looking forward to.

    Hope to win!

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  19. I have not yet tried it but love cheese!!
    Ttrockwood
    Ttrockwood(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. no, never tried but sounds wonderful!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  21. I have never tried this cheese before

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  22. No i have not tried these cheeses yet but would love to.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  23. I have heard of the brand, but have not had a chance to try it yet.

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  24. I've never tried them before, but they look yummy.

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  25. No, I have never tried this before.

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  26. Yes, I have tried Finlandia and it is great

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  27. I haven't tried it before, but I love trying new cheese brands!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. No I haven't tried it yet Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  29. I have not but I would like to.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  30. No, I have not of yet tried this cheese. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I don't think I've ever tried them!
    CrystalW07 (at) aol.com

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  32. I've tried their Swiss cheese,but not any of their other flavors.

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  33. Yes, we have tried Finlandia cheese, the Swiss is awesome. Thanks

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  34. I haven't, but I'd love to give it a try!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  35. No, we haven't tried Finlandia cheese yet.

    beckybopp at netzero dot com

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  36. I've never tried it, nor have I heard of it.

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  37. I have not tried Finlandia cheese. I will look for them at the grocery store.

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  38. i have not tried them

    JOSEPH GERSCH

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  39. No unfortunately I have not ever tried Finlandia Cheese, but I would like to! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  40. I have not tried this brand before, but I would like to. hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

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  41. I've seen Finlandia in the store before but have never tried it. Don't know why, guess I just usually purchase the same cheese out of habit.
    sressell@earthlink.net

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  42. I have never tried this cheese before!

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  43. No I haven't ate Finlandia Swiss but would love to try it.

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  44. I have never tried Finlandia cheese but this would be a great opportunity.

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  45. I have not yet tried the Finlandia cheese!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  46. I have purchased it from my local deli in the past.

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  47. I don't think I've tried Finlandia cheese in the past

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  48. I love the Finlandia cheese, especially the Havarti! :) Would love to win this giveaway.

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  49. I have not tried this cheese yet.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I have never heard of or tried Finlandia cheeses before.

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  51. I have never tried Finlandia.

    sylvieanddudes@yahoo.com

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  52. I have never tried the cheese but it looks like a good quality one I'd like to try.

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  53. No I have not yet had the chance to try any. I am open minded and am willing to try anything at least one time.

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  54. I've only seen it once but I would be interested in trying it. I take my cheese seriously.

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  55. I have never tried Finlandia cheeses :(

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  56. I love Finlandia cheese! It's the best!!

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  57. I have never tried Finlandia cheeses before

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  58. I have not tried these cheeses but they sound awesome :)

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  59. I have never tried it. However, I do like cheese so I definitely will!

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  60. Yes, we've tried Finlandia Swiss cheese before.

    Eileen B.

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  61. I haven't tried it yet, but I'd love to!

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  62. i haven't ever tried these before but i love cheese and i can't wait to try the finlandia cheese
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

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  63. I have not tried it yet, but would love to!

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  64. I have not tried their cheeses yet, but they look delicious!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  65. I have never tried these cheeses before.
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  66. I haven't tried this brand and am always interested in new products! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  67. I haven't tried Finlandia Cheese.

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  68. I have not tried it before.


    AWinesburg@hotmail.com

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  69. i have never tried finlandia cheese

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway…yes, we have tried their swiss !

    Rafflecopter: Bryan E.

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  71. I have not tried their cheese yet.
    Michelle Tucker

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  72. yes this a cheese that is a staple in my house

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  73. Oh I love Finlandia cheese so much. I got some from Costco. Just wonderful!

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