Coffee drinking is a universal pastime!
In my next few posts I'm going to share some interesting coffee recipes from around the world.....starting with an extravagant Swedish combination of coffee and cheese called Kaffeost. The Swedes love their coffee breaks, and are surpassed only by Finland and the Netherlands in coffee consumption.
One of my grandmothers was Swedish, so this amazing country is close to my heart. I have been fortunate to visit Sweden twice!
The name of this unique coffee means 'coffee and cheese'. It is often prepared in Northern Sweden and Finland, originating from the Swedish Laplands.
Simply pour hot black coffee over cheese cubes, or dip the cheese cubes into the hot coffee with a spoon.
The cheese used in Sweden is leipäjuusto, also called “bread cheese” or Finnish squeaky cheese. It is made mainly from cow’s milk, but in some cases also from sheep’s milk or reindeer’s milk. It's taste is neutral and delicate.
Kaffeost is served in birch wood cups as a sign of hospitality.