Monday, June 27, 2016

National Dairy Month: How to Make Anything Taste Better With Butter and Cheese - #finlandiacheese Review and Giveaway

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June is a special month.  It marks graduation, the start of summer, weddings, vacation season.  But did you know that June is also National Dairy Month?  While we fire up our grills in preparation for the summer cooking season, June is the perfect time to incorporate a food group that tastes great and is great for us:  dairy.

Many of us (myself included) eat butter and cheese almost everyday.  But we often forget to consider that many butters contain additives (such as growth hormones, preservatives, and dyes) that can be harmful to us and our families.  What if I told you there was a way to sidestep those potentially dangerous chemicals, embrace all-natural great taste, and take your baking and cooking game to the next level in honor of National Dairy Month? 

 I recently discovered Finlandia Cheese [https://www.finlandiacheese.com/]—a brand that has been crafting some of the highest quality cheese and butter for over a century—and was so inspired that I decided to share a few secrets to help you create some of the best-tasting food you and your family have ever eaten. 
Grilled cheese ingredients using Finlandia Cheese and Butter

SECRET #1:  USE ONLY HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS 
Great dishes are a sum of their parts.  Those parts should be delicious alone AND in your culinary creation.  When I tried Finlandia for the first time, I was blown away.  Not only are their cheeses and butter all-natural and hormone-free, but they taste incredible.  Imported from Finland using milk produced by well-cared-for cows, Finlandia Butter is rich and creamy.  It's nothing like any butter you've ever tasted.  And you could eat Finlandia Cheese straight from the package—no crackers needed.


 SECRET #2:  CARE ABOUT THE SOURCE OF YOUR FOOD
Life moves fast, and most of us don't have time to research every single product we consume.  However, when it comes to products like cheese and butter, which we eat almost everyday, it makes a big difference to be aware of what we're putting into our bodies.  Finlandia Butter is made from pure, hormone-free milk, which comes from happy cows that live on family-owned farms in Finland—the greenest country on Earth.  No hidden chemicals, no factory farms—just pure, creamy goodness.

SECRET #3:  GET THE WHOLE FAMILY INVOLVED
Getting your family involved in the kitchen can help create lasting memories and start an important conversation around nutrition and health.  Baking sheet cookies?  Get out the cookie cutters and let your kids create the shapes.  Cooking a grilled cheese?  Let your significant other butter the bread.  If you're in need of some culinary inspiration, check out the Finlandia Cheese Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/FinlandiaCheese]. 
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Finlandia Cheese and Butter

I created tasty and delicious Grilled Cheese sandwiches for supper the other night, using Finlandia  Swiss Cheese and Butter.  I spread Finlandia Imported Butter on one side of two slices of bread.  On the other side I daubed cream cheese spread, real bacon bits, and chopped red onion pieces.  Then I slathered deli meat and Finlandia Swiss Cheese in the middle.  I cooked the sandwiches up like you would any other Grilled Cheese sandwich.  They turned out oh-so-good, and the entire family enjoyed their meal.  It was the first time we'd used Finlandia food products in our food and we were quite satisfied. 
  
Use the product locator to find where Finlandia products are sold near you.

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One person will win a Finlandia prize pack that includes:
A tasty selection of sliced Finlandia Cheese
A baker's supply of imported Finlandia Butter
Finlandia Cheese branded lunchbox

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75 comments:

Sara Goodhind said...

I have only tried Finlandia cheeses.

Jackie said...

I've had Finlandia Swiss Cheese (delicious), but have never tried the butter.
Thank you!

VickieC said...

no ihavent heard of it before,but it looks really good

Suburban prep said...

We are always happy to try a new cheese. We have not had Finlandia before.

Kathy E. said...

I have not tried any Finlandia product before, but will look for it today when I go to the grocery store! Looks great!

rochelle said...

No i have never heard of this but i would love to try this

aperry said...

I have never tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter..

Christy Maurer said...

I've tried their butter and it is very good!

latanya t said...

I have not

Candice said...

I have heard of it, but never tried Finlandia products.

DEBIJOT said...

I have never tried Finlandia products but would like to.

FireRunner2379 said...

I've never tried their products but the Havarti cheese sounds good as does the Jalapeno Muenster.

Charlene E said...

I have not tried it before

tat2gurlzrock said...

No I haven't. The Finlandia Lappi Cheese sounds really good!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I have tried their swiss cheese and it is very good!

Elena said...

I have never tried their products before

1froglegs said...

Whenever I eat something it is usually already out of the package, so I can't say for sure whether I have tried it before, but the name is familiar.

Cheryl said...

I haven't tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter yet, but I want to.

Nancy said...

I have tried their delicious Finlandia cheese, but have not yet tried their butter.

Nancy
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Shelly Leatham said...

I've tried the Swiss cheese and it was delicious!!

cindiizzy said...

I have not tried Finlandia cheese but would love to!

abedabun dawn said...

No, I have not tried Finlandia Cheese. Nor have I ever heard of it.

Angela Saver said...

No, I have never tried any Finlandia products, but I can't wait to!

Melissa R. said...

I've never tried the Finlandia cheese or butter, but I really want to now!

Annamarie Voss said...

I have not had Finlandia butter or cheese but it looks wonderful.

Kristen said...

I have tried their cheese. mmmm Havarti.

Anne said...

Although I've never used Finlandia butter, I've had their Swiss cheese, which makes a wonderful grilled cheese sandwich.

Pam said...

Our whole family loves Finlandia cheese - I especially like the Swiss cheese. I've never tried the butter, but I bet it's wonderful too!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I have never tried either one!

Sue Hull said...

Ive never tried either one of these. That grilled cheese looks amazing! I havent had dinner so now I know what Im making.lol! Thank you for the chance :)

Sue Hull said...

Ive never tried either one of these. That grilled cheese looks amazing! I havent had dinner so now I know what Im making.lol! Thank you for the chance :)

Kelly Nicholson said...



Leave a comment on this blog post with whether or not you've ever tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter.


never tried it before..look forward to it

ladyvon5845 said...

Yes I have tired Finlander Cheese, but it has been awhile ago.

Maryann D. said...

I have not tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter as of yet.
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GT said...

I've never tried either the cheese or the butter.

Renee said...

I have tried neither.

lyndseyluvsjj said...

Only the cheese, not the butter. Would love to try the butter though! The cheese was phenomenal.

comfychairs said...

I have not tried Finlandia yet. slhaydon@hotmail.com

Haydensmommy05 said...

I have not tried it, yet! Sounds good though! Trisha Burgess

skkorman said...

I have not as yet tried any Finlandia products.

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Charlene S. said...

I haven't tried any of their products yet.

dlhaley said...

I've never tried either the cheese or the butter.

Tina Woo said...

I have not tried Finlandia products before.

Lauren said...

I have tried the swiss cheese.

s said...

Haven't tried it.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I have tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter yet but I would love to
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

Tammy Shelton said...

I have not tried it yet, but I'm looking forward to it.

alissa apel said...

I haven't tried it, but it looks GOOD!

Allison Swain said...

I've never tried Finlandia before.

Thanks for the chance to win!

mecarolks said...

I have never tried Finlandia Cheese or Butter

Melissa Storms said...

I always buy Finlandia swiss at the deli, we love it. I have never tried the butter though.

smeltzeramy said...

I've never had anything of this brand...looks good though. amysmeltzer21521 at yahoo dot com

cp said...

never tried it but we love cheese in our home!

Shannon O'Neill said...

I haven't tried it yet.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I use Finlandia Cheese or Butter a lot. I really love the flavor.

Xty C said...

Yes, I have and loved it

ellie said...

We have not had Finlandia before.

SB said...

I love Finlandia cheese, didn't know they made butter!

Susan Christy said...

I've eaten a lot of cheese in my life, but don't believe I've tried Finlandia.

Michelle S. said...

I have not tried their cheese or the butter but would love to!

beachgirl0323 said...

I have never tried Finlandia butter or cheese but would love to.

Robin Abrams said...

No I haven't heard of it before,but it looks really good

Misty said...

This is the first I have heard of them. That sandwich looks really good!

wen budro said...

No- I have not yet had the opportunity to try their products. I would in a heartbeat if I saw them in my store.

maryjaco1 said...

Yes I have tried their cheese.

Eloise Carlson said...

I have tried the Finlandia Swiss cheese before..it is amazing! Thanks so very much for the chance to win this awesome prize pack!

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Darby Elizabeth said...

I have-it is delish!

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

I actually have not heard of this cheese and butter brand before! It sounds absolutely fantastic and I would love the opportunity to give it a try.

Thank you for this awesome giveaway chance!

momo said...

This is just one of my favorite cheeses to eat; All Natural Muenster Deli Cheese
Aged 60 days for a full-bodied, zesty flavor, Finlandia Muenster Cheese is delightfully creamy and smooth. The perfect melting cheese.

Breanne said...

I haven't tried them.

Kim Reid said...

I haven't yet tried Finlandia products, but look forward to trying them soon!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I have never tried Finlandia butter or cheese.

lissa crane said...

I have tried and love Finlandia Cheese, but I never knew they made butter! I will definitely be on the look out for it now, if there cheese is great, I'm sure I will enjoy their butter too!

Laurie Murley said...

I have not tried this product before, but would love to try it

lilyk said...

I haven't tried Finlandia cheese or butter before.