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Geitost

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  • Made from cow's and goat's milk

  • Country of origin: Norway

  • Type: semi-hard, whey

  • Texture: firm

  • Rind: natural

  • Colour: brown

  • Flavour: burnt caramel, sweet

  • Aroma: caramel

  • Synonyms: Gjetost, Mysost, Fløtemysost

Geitost, also known as Brunost or Gjetost, is a cheese typically made with whey, milk, and/or cream. The cheese stands out due to its unique caramelized flavour. Geitost is made from a combination of cow's milk and goat's milk, or purely from goat's milk. The production process involves slowly simmering the milk, which causes the sugars to caramelize, giving the cheese its distinctive sweet and slightly tangy taste. The result is a dense, fudgy texture with pale caramel to deep brown colour. This cheese can be eaten on bread or crackers. It can also be paired with apples or pears.

The variants are:

  • Ekte geitost ('true goat's cheese') contains only whey and goat's milk.
  • Gudbrandsdalsost (or fløtemysost) contains a mixture of cow and goat milk, cream, and whey. 

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