And this - Gjetost from Norway - is a cheese not to be missed. I had previously gotten it a specialty cheese shop in town. I was tickled to find it at our local Whole Foods for less than half the price.
I had my Culinary Adventurers taste it during our global cheese tasting. The kids dubbed it 'caramel cheese.' I'd go so far as to call it salted caramel cheese.
Gjetost (pronounced YAY-toast) is made by cooking a mixture of milk, cream, and whey very slowly. The heat transforms the milk sugar into caramel. The texture of gjetost is smooth and firm and a little sticky - not unlike a real caramel. Due to its sweetness, I usually serve it on a dessert cheese tray. Today I served it with slices of apple and a fresh baguette. Kinda like a caramel apple. It was a hit.
Have you ever tried Gjetost? What did you think?