A Few Finlandia Recipes To Try...

I was so excited to have the chance to review Finlandia Cheese...
The recipes look amazing and I knew that as much as we all love cheese in this house, it was going to be nice to try a different kind..
Then, I was saddened... It is only at Harris Teeter (which we no longer have) and at Costco.
I swore a friend of mine had a Costco card, so I was all set... only to find out that they didn't... they just went with a friend!  So.......... I am still on my mission to try this cheese with these recipes that I have added for you, but I can not tell you personally if they are as awesome as they sound...

Sublime Submarine Sandwich

Serves 4

¼ lb Ham, sliced
¼ lb Salami, sliced
8 slices Finlandia Swiss cheese
1 c lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 tsp dry oregano
¼ c extra virgin olive oil
¼ c red wine vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp granulated onion
S & P
French baguette

Create a marinade by combining the lettuce, tomato, onion, dry oregano, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder and olive oil in a bowl.  Season with s&p.  Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.  Remove some of the inner bread.  Drizzle some of the dressing (minus lettuce and tomato) onto each half of the bread.  Layer the ham, salami and Finlandia Swiss cheese and top it with the marinated vegetables.  Slice in 4 sections and serve.

Marinated Flank Steak, Grilled Scallion and Finlandia Havarti Sandwich

Serves 4

½ lb flank steak
¼ c soy sauce
¼ c teriyaki glaze
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
8 scallions
8 slices Finlandia Havarti cheese
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
8 slices country white bread

Combine the soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and red pepper flakes in a bowl.  Add the flank steak and marinate for 2-8 hours.  Preheat grill.  Place the flank steak on the grill and grill for 5 minutes.  Turn over and grill for 5 more minutes, depending on thickness of steak.  Remove from the grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.  While the steak is resting, place the scallions on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side.  Remove them from grill, chop and combine with mayonnaise.  Slice the flank steak thinly on the bias.  Spread scallion mayo on bread and top with the flank steak and Finlandia Havarti cheese. 

Classic Cuban Pork Sandwich

Serves 4

¼ lb peppered ham, sliced
¼ lb cooked pork loin, thinly sliced
8 slices Finlandia Gouda cheese
¼ c grainy mustard
1/2 c dill pickles, sliced
1 Cuban baguette

Slice the baguette in half lengthwise.  Spread the grainy mustard on both sides of the bread.  On the bottom half of the baguette, layer the ham, pork, Finlandia Gouda cheese and pickles.  Cover with other half of bread; slice in 4 equal sections.


Turkey and Finlandia Lacey Swiss Avocado BLT
Created by Chef Ariane Duarte

Serves 2

4 Slices 7 Grain Bread

4 oz sliced roasted turkey breast
6 Slices Finlandia Lacey Swiss
4 pieces turkey bacon (cooked according to package)
1 tomato, sliced

½ Avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

Green Leaf lettuce, such as Romaine
Light Mayonnaise
Spread mayo on all slices of grain bread. On two of the slices, place lettuce, tomato, bacon, avocado, turkey and top with Finlandia Lacey Swiss. Top with remaining 2 slices. Cut in half.

Serve with your favorite chips and pickles. Enjoy! 

Finlandia Gloucester Burger with Russian Dressing
Created by Chef Ariane Duarte
Serves 6

2 lb ground chuck
1oz (package) onion soup mix
1 egg beaten
2t Worcestershire sauce
2t hot sauce
3/4c rolled oats
1/4t black pepper
12 slices Finlandia Double Gloucester
6 burger buns of your choice
2T melted butter

Mix first 5 ingredients all together. Form into 6 patties. Pressing your thumb print into each patty after they are formed.  Heat grill to med-high and place patties on grill. Grill on one side for about 7 minutes and flip once for another 7 minutes or until the temperature you desire. Add 2 slices of Finlandia cheese to each burger and allow to melt, while brushing buns with butter. Then place the buns on the grill butter side down for about 30 seconds, just enough to warm.  Smear some Russian dressing on bun, next add the burger and if you like lettuce, tomato and onion and pickles.

Russian Dressing
1/2c mayo
1/3c ketchup
1T red wine vinegar
1T grated onion
1Tchopped parsley
Mix all together. Refrigerate.

Jumpin’ Turkey Finlandia 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 favorite bun with your favorite accompaniments.

Muenster and Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

4 med. Baking potatoes
½ - ¾ cup warm milk
4 tbsp. butter
1 c. shredded Finlandia Muenster cheese
1 egg
1 lb cooked, chopped bacon
2 green onions, finely sliced (optional)
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. white pepper

1.   Scrub potatoes and pat dry.
2.   Prick skin of each with a fork.
3.   Bake in 400 degree over for 1 hour or until soft and skins firm.
4.   Cut each potato in half longways. Carefully, using a spoon, scoop out the pulp, leaving enough for a ¼ inch thick shell.
5.   Put potato pulp in a bowl and mash, beat in onions, salt and pepper.
6.   Spoon back into sheels, mounding slightly.
7.   Sprinkle with bacon.
8.   Place in 350 degree oven to just heat through (about 10 minutes).
Serve Immediately.

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.

  1. Slice sausage into small thin slices. Cook until browned; drain.
  2. Spread sausage evenly on dough; sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Top with cheese tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Muenster Ultimate Grilled Cheese

8 (1/2 inch thick) slices country style sourdough bread
12 ounces Finlandia Muenster cheese, thinkly sliced
4 tbs unsalted butter

Optional add ins:
8 slices smoked bacon, cooked and broken into 1 inch pieces
8 slices baked ham
2 ripe tomatoes

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Place 4 slices of bread on work surface and generously butter the top of each.
  3. Melt 1 tbs of butter in skillet.
  4. Place 2 slices of bread- butter side down – in skillet.
  5. Layer the bread with a few slices of cheese, bacon, tomato or ham and then a few ore slices of cheese.
  6. Top with 2 of the remaining slices of bread – buttered side up.
  7. Cook, without pressing, until the bread browns and the cheese is slightly melted – about 5 minutes.
  8. Turn the sandwiches over with a spatula and add a small hazelnut-size amount of butter to the skillet.
  9. Cook slowly, adjusting heat as needed to melt the cheese completely before the sandwiches are browned – about 3-4 minutes.

Repeat with the other 2 sandwiches.

The Ultimate Cheese Burger

1 ¼ lbs lean ground beef
14 cup chopped onion
3 tbsp. ketchup
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Suggested Finlandia cheese: Swiss, Muenster or Gouda
4 sesame seed buns or hard rolls

  1. Combine lean ground beef with onon, ketchup, horseradish, mustard, salt and pepper
  2. Gently mix with hands til all ingredients are just blended.
  3. Shape into 4 patties about ½ inch thick.
  4. Grill or broil to desired doneness.
  5. Pile with your favorite Finlandia cheese.

For more information, recipes and photos, log onto www.finlandiacheese.com.

Out of all the recipes, which are you most eager to try?
I personally want to try the Cuban.. 
or the Turkey, Swiss, Avocado BLT...
(And that burger looks to die for!)
How about you?!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. The Ultimate Cheese Burger!

    Just because I've been craving hamburger. My husband is on a no hamburger kick because of the pink slime business. I want a good burger like now!

  2. I'm the cook around here so I always want to know more recipes that are easy and yum!


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