In 1966, I had a three month holiday in Scandinavia, on a bike. This did not work very well in Norway, which is rather bumpy, but what did work well in Norway was the brown Norwegian cheese. I don’t have the ostehøvel that I used on that trip to slice the brown Norwegian cheese, because I gave it away to someone, but back home, I bought another one immediately …:
… and have been using it ever since, for slicing regular British cheese.
I had less luck finding any brown Norwegian cheese back home. Even since then, I have kept an eye open for this brown Norwegian cheese, in Brit shops, but I never found any.
Then I had a brainwave. Why not type “brown Norwegian cheese” into the www, and see what came up? Maybe the www could tell me which shop to try. And yes, you are right, I should have thought of this a lot sooner. See the contents list below, which will include: Getting old.
Anyway, the www did its stuff, and I was instructed to visit Waitrose in Oxford Street, which is in the basement of John Lewis. And I duly purchased a couple of … these:
“A Norwagian speciality. Mixed creamy whey cheese made with goat’s milk and cow’s cream.”
When you get inside this (and start slicing and eating), it looks like this:
Yum. £4 per cube. Worth every penny.
LATER: Sorry about the spotty plate. It really is time I got some plain white ones, on which dirt is more easily spotted.