Graddost, which means 'cream cheese' in Swedish, is a delicious, mild, smooth and creamy cheese made from cow's milk. It is slightly nutty in flavour and laced with a fresh tang. The cheese features a smooth, pale yellow, natural rind with small, pea-sized holes scattered throughout the pate of cheese. It is ripened for up to seven months and has a fat content of around 45%. However, a skimmed milk version contains only 30% fat.
Since Graddost melts easily, it is used as a snack cheese and served with sandwiches, pizzas, fruit or wine. Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Fruity Merlot complement the mild nuttiness of the cheese.