Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mealtime Gets Easier With Recipes From Finlandia Cheese

With both of our little ones involved in sports we don't have a lot of time to fix dinner each night. Therefore, when we find quick and easy recipes we are excited to give them a try! Recently, Finlandia cheese sent us some samples as well as some great recipes that our family loves. Finlandia cheese is a all natural, hormone free and lactose free cheese that makes mealtime perfect for our whole family because my little ones love the taste and I appreciate the nutritional value.

According to the NPD group, a national marketing research firm, Americans gobble up 2.2 billion grilled cheese sandwiches each year. What is most surprising is how far this simple sandwich has come with home chefs grilling up their own creations. With Finlandia cheese you’ll always know that you are getting the best in quality cheese because of the standards Finlandia has upheld for over 150 years.

Finlandia cheese is a great choice for adults because it is all natural, hormone-free, and lactose-free. The milk that is produced in Finland for Finlandia cheese is of excellent quality, both technically and ethically. The use of the controversial growth hormone rBST is forbidden in Finland so you can be sure that your cheese will always be the purest.

We encourage you to try some recipes below and make someone in your family smile:

Finlandia’s Original Grilled Cheese
2 slices bread
garlic salt
2 slices Finlandia Muenster
Spread one side of each slice of bread evenly with butter and sprinkle with garlic salt. In a skillet over low to medium heat, stack 1 slice of bread butter side down, then Finlandia Muenster slices then bread (butter side up). Brown each side lightly until golden brown. Enjoy!

Ham and Cheese Grilled Cheese
2 slices bread
Dijon mustard
2 slices Finlandia Muenster
2 slices Ham
Spread one side of each slice of bread evenly with butter, spread the other side with Dijon mustard. In a skillet over low-medium heat, stack one slice of buttered bread, butter side down then Finlandia Muenster cheese and ham then the second slice of buttered bread, butter side up. Brown each side lightly until golden brown. Enjoy!

Swiss and Sausage Pizza
1 (8 ounces) pkg mild or hot Italian sausages
1 large prepared pizza dough
6 ounces shredded Finlandia Swiss Cheese
Chopped Cherry tomatoes
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Slice sausage into small thin slices. Cook until browned; drain. Spread sausage evenly on dough; sprinkle with cheese. Top with cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

We have tried each of the recipes above and we love each of them! I love how quick they are to cook while my kids love how good they taste! We highly suggest that you give Finlandia Cheese a try today!

For more information on Finlandia and its products, visit www.finlandiacheese


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