>U Mom Knows Best: May 18 is National Cheese Souffle Day

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

May 18 is National Cheese Souffle Day

Rise to the Occasion with this delicious cheese souffle!

Jarlsberg® Cheese, the nationally recognized premium brand of cheese,  you and your family to whip up a gourmet meal that is simple, elegant and scrumptious. May 18 is National Souffle Day – so why not celebrate in style with this incredible, easy-to-use recipe from Jarlsberg® Cheese?

 Have you ever made a souffle? I don't think I have ever had the pleasure of eating a cheese souffle but I want to make my first souffle with my favorite cheese. My favorite cheese is Jarlsberg cheese. This cheese has a wonderful nutty flavor that is perfect in recipes and just eating. My family loves when I melt the Jarlsberg cheese on brioche bread with some orange honey. I discovered this cheese souffle recipe on the Jarlsberg website and wanted to share it with you as May 18Th is National Cheese Souffle Day.

 For now, I am just sharing this delicious recipe and when I have a chance to make it, I will share my experience with you. I would love to see photos of your cheese souffle if you decide to make this wonderful recipe. I also include a yummy recipe for watermelon salad that would go great with the souffle.

About Jarlsberg® Cheese:
In 1956, we created Jarlsberg® Cheese, using an original Norwegian recipe. Why does Jarlsberg® cheese taste so mild, nutty and delicious? It's all part of the legend...and Norway's most guarded recipe!  Jarlsberg® Cheese is endorsed by the Good Housekeeping Nutritionist Approved Emblem. All Jarlsberg Cheese varieties are naturally lactose and gluten free.



1 cup milk

2 dried bay leaves

2 shallots, finely chopped

4 small ramekins

Baking paper

1 cup butter

4 tbsp. plain flour


1 pinch cayenne pepper

1 tbsp. Dijon mustard

1 cup grated Jarlsberg® cheese

5 eggs with the whites and yolks separated

Jarlsberg® cheese for the topping


Pre-heat the oven to 400 °F. In a pan, heat the milk, bay leaves, and shallot until boiling. Remove the pan from the heat and let the contents rest for 20 minutes. Grease the inside of the ovenproof ramekins.
The soufflé mixture will rise quite high, so don’t overfill the ramekins. Melt the butter in a pan and stir in the flour.
Cook, stirring, for 1 min.
Strain the rested milk mixture, and gradually whisk it into the butter and flour mixture.
Cook over a low heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
Remove from the heat. Stir in mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and grated Jarlsberg® cheese. Then stir the egg yolks into the mixture. Whisk the egg whites until stiff and gently fold them into the mixture, a little at a time. Divide the mixture between the greased ramekins.
Sprinkle a little extra Jarlsberg® cheese on top, if desired. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for 20-25 minutes until the soufflés are golden and well risen. They should be slightly soft in the middle. Serve the soufflés immediately after they are taken out of the oven. Serve with the below watermelon salad.


1 cup tomatoes
1 cup hazelnuts, roasted
1 lime
1 orange
2 cups olive oil

Slice the tomatoes and melon.
Make the vinaigrette by whisking the juice of the lime and the orange together with the oil and mixing well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with the tomato and watermelon salad garnished with roasted hazelnuts and with the vinaigrette.


Unknown said...

Wooo, this looks amazing! I've never tried making souffle before! Looks not so hard though, maybe I'll give it a try. The watermelon salad sounds very refreshing.

Everything Mom and Baby said...

I love making cheese souffle! Who knew there was a day to celebrate it, lol. I know what I'll be making and I love Jarlsberg.

1stopmom said...

I don't think I have ever had souffle before. My daughter would really love this dish because she absolutely loves cheese!

Mary said...

I haven't made a souffle but it is on my bucket list. This recipe make me want to try it sooner than later!

What Corinne Did said...

i had heard soufflés are so tricky to make and i have never tried to make them! i got back into baking so i'd love to try this recipe!

Blair Villanueva said...

I haven't made a soufflé and I want to learn to impress my Amore. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipe :D

Unknown said...

I didn't even know there was a day dedicated to souffle cheese, how cool is that lol. I'm a vegan, so i don't eat cheese.

Kate Andrews said...

I love a good cheese souffle! I never knew such a day existed and I've been missing out!

Unknown said...

I just started cooking. I'm excited to try this recipe out it would be cool to be able to make soufflé.


I've never tried making souffle before! Actually, I'm not sure if I've ever eaten it either. I'll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!

Sara Welch said...

I will totally be there! I am a huge fan of cheese; would love to celebrate it!

Wendy Polisi said...

Why have I not known about this sooner? Cheese souffle day is on the calendar now!

Becca Wilson said...

This looks like it would taste so amazing! I definitely need to give this a try because I love cheese.

Athena said...

I don't know if I would have the patience to make a souffle but your's looks great! I will have to have a party so I can try making this!

Swathi said...

I need to try cheese souffle, looks delicious, I didn't know that may 18th is national cheese souffle day.

Unknown said...

Yum! I love a good cheese soufflé. Looks wonderful!

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