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Just about everybody loves cheese. Loaded with calcium and protein, the β€œreal thing” makes so many dishes more appealing, and mellow, nutty, smooth-melting Norwegian Jarlsberg-America’s most popular specialty cheese-is particularly versatile, a family favorite.

Made from part-skim milk, it’s naturally low in calories, sodium and fat-newer Jarlsberg Lite, also great for snacking and cooking, has 50 percent less fat than regular Swiss.

Try this super simple Asparagus Rolls recipe-a surefire party idea. Here are a few other easy, creative, absolutely delicious uses for either classic Jarlsberg or Jarlsberg Lite.

β€’ Roll cheese slices around fresh fruits or raw vegetables.

β€’ Add cubes to salads and pastas-warm or cool.

β€’ Shred on vegetables and into sauces.

β€’ Enhance stuffings for meat, poultry or fish.

β€’ Enrich egg dishes.

β€’ Shred into mashed or β€œsmashed” potatoes.

β€’ Grill with peppers, squash, potatoes.

β€’ Top burgers-beef, turkey or salmon.

β€’ Make hors d’oeuvres, wraps and sandwiches galore.

2006 marks the 50th anniversary of Jarlsberg cheese-and the 125th of its source, Tine B.A. Norwegian Dairies, a farmers cooperative. One way to celebrate is to discover tasty new ways to give your menus pizazz-and a nutritional boost.

Asparagus Rolls With

Ham and Jarlsberg

12 clean asparagus spears

12 thin slices lean ham

1 cup grated Jarlsberg cheese

Boil asparagus in lightly salted water 1 minute. With slotted spoon, dip spears in ice water to preserve color; drain on paper towels. Wrap a slice of ham around each spear and place on baking sheet lightly sprayed with oil. Sprinkle spears liberally with Jarlsberg and brown in 450Β° oven about 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serving suggestions: Place on grilled country bread brushed with olive oil and garlic and topped with chopped tomatoes plus a bit of sea salt, if desired.

Cheese, glorious cheese is just delicious when included in this Asparagus Rolls With Ham and Jarlsberg recipe.