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Prastost
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Prastost

In the 16th and 19th centuries, Prastost was produced by the churches, but nowadays it is a factory-made Swedish cow's milk cheese. This cheese is sometimes referred to as 'Priest Cheese', describing the traditional one-time custom of paying tithes with agricultural goods including milk in Sweden. Today, this cheese is produced across factories in Sweden from pasteurised cow's milk. It has a rich and strong flavour, which ideally goes well with a snack, or a soup.

Sometimes, Prästost is soaked or cured in whiskey or similar spirits to produce a variant called Saaland Pfarr. A variant of Prästost cheese cured in Absolut vodka for more than a year produces an amazing, award-winning VODCheese.


  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk
  • Country of origin: Sweden
  • Family: Cheddar
  • Type: semi-soft
  • Fat content: 45-50%
  • Texture: creamy
  • Colour: yellow
  • Flavour: salty, spicy, strong
  • Aroma: aromatic, rich
  • Vegetarian: no
  • Producers: Norrmejerier
  • Synonyms: VODCheese, Saaland Pfarr, Priest Cheese

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