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Known as ‘that Norwegian Brown cheese’ Gjetost is one of Norway’s most famous exports. Uniquely made from the whey of goats’ and cows’ milk this cheese is smooth and pliable. It has a distinctive sweet, almost caramel like flavour. Children in Scandinavia warm the cheese in their hands and roll it into a ball before sucking it like a sweet.
The cheese itself is made by boiling down whey which has been mixed with cream. You can find light or dark cheeses depending on how long the whey is cooked for, ours is a young example giving it a light orange colour with an extremely creamy texture. Cheesemakers in Norway have been producing Gjetost for over 200 years. It was seen as a great way to extract as much value from their milk as they possibly could.
Often eaten as part of breakfast by slicing it very thinly and layering it on waffles or toast, in Norway it is also eaten in chunks as part of a mixed cheeseboard. Try pairing it with a brown ale.