/ Norwegian Brown Cheese: Brunost

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Double Knee Bar - on 04 Mar 2013
I'm totally hooked on the stuff since i got back from Rjukan. Its a brown caramel cheese that tastes like nothing else. Has anybody else sampled the amazing delights of the amazing Norwegian brown cheese? Any serving suggestions? Any idea of suppliers in the UK?
davidbeynon on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

Gah! Brunost! Next you will be telling us you are addicted to lutefisk!

Might be able to bring a block or two back from Norway in April, depending on how close to my luggage limit I seem to be.
Steve nevers on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar: Tried this stuff recently.

Quite bizarre, I have to say.
ebygomm - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

It might be in short supply

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21141244
Robert Durran - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

I bought some of that by mistake, thinking it was proper cheese. nearly gagged on it. Revolting.
davidbeynon on 04 Mar 2013
Double Knee Bar - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to ebygomm: that explains why i got stopped at customs... They let me fly with it though!
Let me know if you can bring some back please, that'd be great.
Double Knee Bar - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to davidbeynon: Good work. Thank you.
Nordie_matt - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

http://www.scandikitchen.co.uk/products/Gudbrandsdalen-Brunost-250g.html

Or if you are near Macclesfield you can get it at the cheese shop in the market
Fat Bumbly2 - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt: Heavenly stuff. Got put up by my taxi driver in Bodø once. He told me that we would probably would not like this stuff, but hooked on it ever since.

I have seen it sold at the cheese shop in Rattray on the way up Glen Shee.
Nordie_matt - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Fat Bumbly2:

My Missus is a Norgie, and she was so excited when she found it in macc. She swears it's best on fresh home-made bread straight out of the oven, with a slice of red pepper on top. I just like a bit of Cheddar
sjminfife - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar: I remember eating that in Norway.Is it not made from Reindeer milk?
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Double Knee Bar - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt: I'm from Stoke! Looks like well be having a trip to macc market when this block has gone.
nufkin - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Nordie_matt:
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> She swears it's best on fresh home-made bread straight out of the oven, with a slice of red pepper on top.

I've heard (and had) a wee bit different - sliced with one of those hand-held slicers, then topped with jam. Lingonberry, probably, for the properly authentic Norge experience.
Bulls Crack - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

Yes and found it repugnant!
Mikkel - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to davidbeynon:
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> Gah! Brunost! Next you will be telling us you are addicted to lutefisk!

Brunost is nice, but Lutefisk is horrible.

Same with Rakefisk, Norwegian colleauge who lived in Paisley was cooking that in his flat, went out to do some shopping, came back and found his door kicked in.
His old neighbour thought the smell was him lying dead in the flat, and had called the police who kicked the door in, the story made the newspapers in Norway.
submariner - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar: When I first tried it I thought it was disgusting, but by the end of my trip I loved it!
Enjoyed it most with fresh tomatoe on crispbread type things. A deli in Linlithgow stocks it.
victim of mathematics - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

It's awesome. I had it on a pancake with jam in a bakery in Svolvaer. Mmm.
Motown - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar: Goot it from deli in Torquay. Like somewhere between cheese, fudge and butter. Amazingly good.
AndyC - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Will Cat:

But riskrem with tinned strawberries is even better!
Douglas Griffin - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Mikkel:

I was in Stavanger last week. On Tuesday I went to one of the restaurants down by the harbour; it was serving traditional Cod from Lofoten, complete with liver, tongue and roe.

I chickened out and went for the braised lamb shank.
Sparrowmonkey - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

I may have returned with the same affection for it. You can buy online http://www.scandikitchen.co.uk I have also asked a Norwegian colleague who tells me you can get it in Bristol from a deli and a market. I'll check which!
DNS on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

Served it for the first time on a cheese board at The Black Horse, Clifton in West Yorks last week. I love cheese if all kinds, but that was unique in my experience. Neither good nor bad, just very different.
Pinged - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:


Its lovely!! Can get it in chesterfield cheese shop near the square and the cheese hamlet in didsbury. I like it melted on a couple of crumpets.
Pete Fish - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

Its awesome stuff, I like it best layered over sauted potato and sausage with some sweet mustard. Great breakfast when you want to last all day walking in the hills.

Always thought it tasted a bit like cheesy peanut butter.

You can get it at the Cambridge Cheese company and occasionally on the cheese counter at Sainsburys (seen it a couple of times but not reliable).

Pete
Pete Fish - on 06 Mar 2013
In reply to Pete Fish:

Apologies for the double post.

They sell it as Gjetost but I think its the same stuff.

Pete
TheseKnivesMan - on 09 Mar 2013
In reply to Double Knee Bar:

Flotemysost (lighter sweeter brunost) on wholemeal toast. OOFT. Salivating already. You can get the 200g blocks of brunost at certain Delis for eample Victor Hugos in Edinburgh. Not sure about other places

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