Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Cheesy French Dill Omelette

The Holiday season is filled with occasions to come together, for long weekends and vacations with friends and family.  We were excited to host a French friend who came to stay with us this past weekend, and each morning we all came together at the table to share breakfast and start the day.

This article is sponsored by Arla Dofino.

Our friend put in a special request for a savory breakfast on his last day in town, and was delighted when I presented this cheesy French Dill Omelette featuring Arla Dofino's extra creamy Havarti.  It is simple to make, and a great breakfast for entertaining since everyone gets to customize his own fillings.


INGREDIENTS (for 1 Omelette):
Egg Shell:
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • Salt & Pepper

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  • 1 handful of sauteed sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cherry tomatoes


1) Start by sauteing a package of button (Parisian) mushrooms in olive oil over medium heat for several minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.  Set them aside in a small bowl to use as a filling.

2)  Wipe clean the pan with a paper towel and pour a tablespoon of olive oil into it.  Heat the olive oil over medium heat and wipe the oil around the pan to completely cover the working surface.  This makes the omelette nice and easy to flip when the time comes.

These French-style omelettes start with 2 eggs per person.  I prefer to make one omelette at a time to make sure that they're all the same size...its so much easier to just pour the bowl into the pan than to try to measure out the right amount for each person.

3) Crack two eggs (we like to use free-range brown eggs, organic if they're available) into a large cereal bowl.  Add a teaspoon of water and whisk the eggs together with a fork - about 30 seconds is enough.

4) Pour the egg mixture into the pan you've prepared, season with salt and fresh-ground pepper, and let the egg cook for about 30 seconds over medium heat.  Use this time to get your fillings ready to go.  This part is fun because guests get to pick what combination they'd like!
 5) Cut a slice of Arla Dofino Dill Havarti cheese in half and place it onto one side of the omelette.  Then place your favorite toppings onto the other - today we've used sauteed mushrooms and cherry tomatoes but feel free to get creative!

 6) Put a lid onto the pan and let it cook for about a minute.  Then use a spatula to fold the omelette in half, cover, and let cook another minute.  Oh yum, the cheesy goodness! 


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Arla Dofino farm-to-fridge cheeses have been traditionally crafted in Wisconsin for more than 100 years, and include family-friendly varieties like Havarti, Gouda, Edam, Muenster and FontinaThe naturally good cheeses are free of added hormones and preservatives, and crafted with quality, natural ingredients in an environmentally friendly way. 

Arla Dofino is available all across the country, usually in the deli section, and they have a handy tool you can use to find out which nearby stores carry their cheese.

And because Arla Dofino is so nice, and because its the holidays... We're holding a giveaway!

#HavartiHolidays Giveaway!

Win a Happy Havarti Holidays Breakfast prize pack valued at $60! Its full of items that I think you'll love:
  • Crate & Barrel mixing bowl
  • Anthropologie whisk
  • Crate & Barrel cheese grater
  • A coupon for one free Arla Dofino product
  • Set of Arla Dofino recipe cards 

To enter, just tell me your favorite cheesy recipe with these 3 steps:

  1. Follow Arla Dofino on Pinterest
  2. Pick your favorite recipe from the Happy Havarti Holidays board
  3. Leave a comment on this post with a link to the recipe you picked and tell me why its your favorite!
Contest ends December 16.  Open to US Residents only.


I can't wait to see what you all pick.  I especially can't wait for one of you to get this fantastic gift!

Thanks to Arla Dofino for sponsoring today's discussion!


  1. Following on Pinterest. My fave recipe from the board is Ham n’ Havarti Hearties..looks so so good! Thanks for the very generous giveaway!

    kelliescamera at gmail dot com

  2. Following ALL boards! I pinned on Pinterest and commented! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/287104544970568973/
    Jodi from The noise of boys :-)

  3. Hubby would love the mushroom meatball and bacon sandwiches. Warm and perfect for the holidays! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/522206519267612471/

  4. I am following you in pinterest; http://www.pinterest.com/buckytheresa5/

  5. My favorite recipe is the Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices. Although I was getting hungry just looking at them all they all look delicious. I love cheese. :)

  6. The recipe I picked is the http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/mushroom-meatball-and-bacon-hero-with-melted-arla-dofino-creamy-havarti-slices/, I picked that one because it is everything my guys love to eat all put in one sweet little roll. They love mushrooms, meatballs and the bacon well that just puts the icing on the top with the creamy cheese slice. Yum yum!

  7. I chose Moroccan Joes with Gouda: http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/moroccan-joes-with-melted-arla-dofino-gouda/ I chose it because I love the combo of roast beef and melty gouda cheese! Also, the addition of a little cinnamon is interesting!

  8. These look so good.http://www.thenaptimechef.com/2014/04/celebrating-national-grilled-cheese-day-with-arla-dofino-cheese/

  9. I chose this one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/ because it's hot ham and Havarti(!) cheese - (Gouda and Havarti are my two favorite cheeses!) in waffles.

    A waffle sandwich with perfect insides!

  10. I Follow Arla Dofino on Pinterest

  11. I love this one - Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/mushroom-meatball-and-bacon-hero-with-melted-arla-dofino-creamy-havarti-slices/

    I love Havarti!!

  12. The Havarti Ham and Cheese Grilled Waffles... sound amazing!! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/ I think my picky kids would eat it since they loved grilled cheese and their favorite breakfast food is waffles. Plus, it's something my hubby could make because he enjoys getting out the Belgian waffle maker.

  13. I”d love to try the blue cheese and bacon stuffed potatoes http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643494306/
    because it combines all of my favorite things! I absolutely love anything with bacon and once blue cheese was added, I was hooked. This is a perfect recipe for Sunday while watching football!
    emilyemahr (at) yahoo.com

  14. The Skillet Pasta because I love Gouda

  15. Wow, this chili sounds fantastic and appeals to my cajun tastes. Love the addition of cornbread too! - http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread--arla-dofino-havarti-crust/

  16. I love the three cheese harvati recipe from the board.. I want to make that for my girls! You have an amazing giveway here :)

  17. I like this: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662211/ Because it is quick, simple, and has beautiful veggies.

  18. I love the Gouda and Apricots Jam Bites. Apricots are one of my favorites and the addition of the Gouda is just over the top.

  19. I would love the blu cheese and bacon potatoes.Well,I am from WI.so I Love Anything CHEESE.
    Now I want some Ooey Gooey Cheesy Anything. :-)

  20. Mushroom meatball and bacon with melted creamy Havarti slices

  21. I follow on pinterest. I picked:http://www.arlafoodsusa.com/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread--arla-dofino-havarti-crust/, it looks yummy and pretty easy to make.
    Nicole- spgoddess55(at)msn(dot)com

  22. Grilled Creamy Havarti & Tomato Sandwiches on Cranberry Bread

  23. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646287824/ looks sooooooo good!

  24. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/39828777930945158/
    Looks so pretty and festive!
    Mary Beth Elderton
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

  25. I like the Ham and Havarti Hearties:

    Such a great idea, especially if you have any leftover ham!

  26. The Havarti and Mint Crescent rolls, because I'm intrigued by the combination of cheese and mint: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646770726/

  27. HI EVERYONE! Thanks for participating in the #HavartiHolidays giveaway! The lucky winner has been drawn from a hat (ok, it was a mixing bowl) and...drumroll...CONGRATULATIONS to SAL222S! I'll be in touch in a few with the details!

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