Hushållsost or "household cheese" in Swedish is a traditional, creamery, semi-hard cheese made from cow's milk. Since it is made from whole milk, it is has a high fat content, approximately 26%. There is also a lean version available with only 17% fat. The texture of the cheese resembles Monterey Jack or a firmer version of the Mozzarella. Hushållsost, a staple on every Swedish farmer’s table, is said to have originated in the 19th century and is closely related to Port Salut. Hushållsost is produced in a drum shape weighing one to two kilograms each. The cheese cylinder is wrapped in a plastic cling before letting it mature for around 60 days. Traditional, Swedish Hushållsost is mild, creamy and brings out flavours of clear salt and fresh acidity. It has a pale, straw-coloured interior with a smooth, open texture and small irregular holes. The low-fat version has a slightly buttery and nutty taste. Use the most popular cheese in Sweden in casseroles, sandwiches and pizza or add it to highlight any buffet or cheese platter. The cheese enjoys a special Garanterat Traditionell Specialitet (GTS) Status.

4.3

4 ratings

Standard ost Sverige, litt som greddost

Ebba

2 months ago

Jocelyn

5 months ago

Get the App. It's Free

Start discovering new cheese and sharing your
reviews with people from all around the world.

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play