How Can a Cheese be so Good?
"Well if you love it so much, why don't you marry it?!" Ok. I will.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, my new spouse and delicious snack, Ski Queen Gjetost cheese!
I can't pronounce it, but goddamn if I can't marry it and eat it in a variety of ways.
It hails from Norway and is a delicious blend of boiled whey, goat's milk, cream and milk. It is very sweet and has that goaty, barnyard flavor that I love. It's kinda like your pet goat took a soak in a vat of caramel and cream and then you let it harden and called it cheese. That is Gjetost.
I bought this small block in California at IKEA. I bought a large block of it in Montreal last winter and it was much darker in caramel color. Not sure why. I don't remember a difference in taste.
Today I am going to try it on this nice Fitness Bread. And then I might go for a run like the nice lady on the package.
When you melt it, it takes on a whole new flavor. It makes me want to marry it all over again.
Lest you think I go around marrying cheese at whim, I'll have you know that I've been having an affair with Gjetost cheese since I was 8 years old. Went over to Debbie Bernstein's house after school and her mom gave me a chunk for snack. I had never tasted anything like it. And her mom wasn't even Scandinavian. And we were in DENVER in the 1970's for god's sake. See, it was meant to be.