Thursday, August 5, 2010
On the left is brie, on the right is gjetost cheese. I got this on cheese clearance at Smiths because I'd never tried it before. The picture doesn't really do justice to the surprising (alarming) brownness of this cheese. In its native Norway it's apparently called brunost, meaning brown cheese. It's made by boiling down milk products until they turn into what essentially is a block of caramel cheese, and that's pretty much what it tastes like. Sweetest. Cheese. Ever. I don't see it becoming my favoritest cheese ever, but it's pretty darn interesting.
My favorite cheese right now is Kerrygold aged cheddar, by the way. Best sharp cheddar I've ever had. A little expensive to cook with, but great for shredding on top of stuff or just eating on crackers. Yum.