Gjetost Gudbrandsdalen Norwegian Caramelised Goats Cheese 250g. Commonly known as Norwegian Brown Cheese. This is made by boiling the leftover whey of goat’s milk until the lactose caramelises (which gives it it’s light brown appearance). The cheese is then poured into rectangular moulds and left to cool. The outer surface is similar to that of a decorated cake. The taste resembles a slightly sour but sweet caramel with a smooth texture similar to fudge. It can be shaven into thin slices and eaten with coffee for breakfast.
Norway’s mountainous landscape, in which only about 3% of the land can be cultivated, made goat’s cheese the more common in the past, but now the milk is sometimes mixed with cow’s to give a more varied taste. The result is a semi-hard cheese with a fat content lower than most (about 30%).
At Christmas, Norwegian Brown Cheese is a favourite with spiced fruit cake. It is also considered ideal as a sweet fondue or a sauce for game dishes. Mariners traditionally took this cheese with them on long voyages.
About Sagebury Fine Foods of Frome
A delightful family-run, independent delicatessen and cafe. Strongly traditional, we carry an extensive range of English and continental cheeses, cooked meats and savoury products. Look out too for our organic, vegetarian and vegan products. Many of our products are available in our online store. Based in the famous Cheap Street in historic Frome in Somerset, we are long-established and therefore have built a reputation for quality beyond our renowned local status. Above all friendly and welcoming, we hope you will find something to catch your eye.