Make this: Pizza with pears and Jarlsberg® cheese

 Full-flavoured and nutty, yet mild, Jarlsberg® cheese is the perfect addition to your cooking arsenal – use it to make everything from casseroles to this delicious pizza. 

Jarlsberg® cheese recipe

Serves 4

Preparation time 10 minutes

Cooking time 10 minutes

Everything (and we mean everything) is better with cheese. Don’t believe us? Have you ever had nachos sans cheese, a grilled cheese without the cheese, mac n’ cheese minus cheese? We didn’t think so.

Now that you’re onboard, the next crucial factor to take into consideration is the kind of cheese you use. There’s nothing more valuable in the kitchen than a versatile cheese that can accommodate all your cooking needs. That’s why we love Jarlsberg®.

Whether you’re baking a deep-dish casserole, topping off a juicy burger or making a creamy sauce, Jarlsberg® has a distinct (and delicious) nutty taste that will take your creation to the next level. It’s full-flavoured, yet mild so it will add to, but not overpower your dish. Use it to make soups, gratins, egg dishes or even pizza. Start your journey with the recipe below for a delicious white pizza topped with pear and ham. Jarlsberg® is about to be your new go-to cheese.

It’s time to bump that passé Parmesan down the fridge shelf hierarchy and replace it with Jarlsberg® – your dinner guests will thank you.


  • Ready-made pizza crust for 4
  • 1 dl crème fraîche
  • 200g Jarlsberg® Original, Lite or Special Reserve cheese
  • 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • 100 g Serrano ham
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half a pear, sliced


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250 °C.
  2. Place the pizza crust on a sheet of baking paper. Mix the crème fraîche, Jarlsberg® cheese and roughly chopped thyme.
  3. Add salt and pepper and spread the mixture over the crust.
  4. Top with slices of pear.
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven until the cheese is melted and golden, approximately 7-10 minutes.
  6. Top with slices of ham before serving.

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