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  5. "Alle i Norge spiser brunost."

"Alle i Norge spiser brunost."

Translation:Everybody in Norway eats brown cheese.

June 1, 2015



Brunost is amazing! I live in the northwestern United States and they sell it at the stores here. I could eat it all day!


What cities have you found brunost in? I might live in the area and go try it myself, from what I've heard it's really good.


Is brunost really such a huge thing in Norway? I'd like to try it, but I'm not sure if my tastebuds would take kindly to a caramelly cheesiness...


As a Norwegian I'm deeply offended by you not wanting to try brunost. If a machine existed that could convert pure awesomeness into physical objects, you would get something called a "brunost dispenser".


But, but... I do! I've been trying to convince my Danish girlfriend to take a ferry or something from København to Oslo. If we manage to, brunost is the second thing on my list of things to do!


What's the first thing on your list? That's off topic I know but I'm curious. :o)


Akevitt, of course! :)


I am sure that most Norwegians will agree with me to just skip the akvavit and go for the brunost. As I experienced, even the Norwegians try to deny the existence of akvavit and there is a sound reason to do so - the taste. :) On the other hand, you just cannot go wrong with brunost.


Of course. :o) But to be honest … that wouldn't even make my list. But brunost is really yummy.


Is this similar to Malort?


Now I feel ashamed I never tried brunost even though I visited Norway a few times, tried a lot of other foods but I never tried brunost. :$

I promise to give it a try next time I'll be in Norway.


Sadly, I have a bovine dairy allergy and am limited to ekde geitost and various sauoster. Happily, brunost is usually in that group.


the sass in that comment! lolz :D


Caramelly-Cheesiness... Well.. I -could- go across the North Sea, visit and find some (with my terrible accent)... I think you had me at caramelly. At least trying it!


Oh so sorry, but i didn't like!


There are many variants of brunost, so I'm sure you can find one you do like!


Hilarious!! Have a lingot :)


It is a huge thing. Definitely give it a try. It's like a sweet, savory cheese.


I don't suppose you'd know the answer, but is brunost typically available in the rest of Scandinavia? I'm in Denmark a lot, but not Norway :'(

Also, the mods on this course are great for marking my Danish misspellings as correct, with a note!


Although I don't know where to get it, you might also want to look out for "myseost" in Denmark. My best guess of where to find it if anywhere would be a REMA 1000 shop, considering it's a Norwegian company, but not being a cheese fan, it's not something I've ever looked for


By the way, there is quite an extensive range of brown cheeses sold. If you have tried brown cheese and did not like it, fear not. Try another kind. There is probably a brown cheese for you!


Yes, I noticed on Wikipedia. I'd try a milder type first, I think. But the more I think about it, the more I can image brunost being really nice!


It is common thing to eat, but I think Norwegians like to mention it to foreigners as something typically Norwegian (that they have to try). If you want numbers, this report says that 10.673 tonnes of brown cheese was produced last year (about the same amount as butter). 63.424 tonnes of "white" cheese was produced. 9.235 tonnes of brown cheese was sold, 49.312 tonnes of other cheeses. According to these numbers, from one of the biggest dairy companies, other cheeses are more popular than brown cheese.


I was reading this thinking, hmm, that doesn't sound like very much cheese... then I remembered the comma/decimal point switch between UK and mainland Europe!


Oh, I just did exactly that too!


Yes! it was the first Norwegian food I tried (then pinnekjøtt, lutefisk (yuck), elg/rein sausage etc.) when I first visited my boyfriend's family 4 years ago and so far I've seen it in the fridge of every family/friend of his! I personally prefer the stronger one and it goes perfectly with svart kaffe :)


It's great on Norwegian waffles


"Even the vegans?"

"Yes, even the vegans."


Rule number dunnowhat: if something exists, there is a vegan version of it.


I think it is also fine to say "all people" instead of "all" in this case right?


It's more grammatically correct to say "all people" or "everybody" in this case, so yes.


I didn't even know there was brown cheese until today. I wonder if I can find it in Australia. If not that just gives me another reason to need to go to Norway (along with wanting to see fjords and practise Norwegian of course).


I've seen it being stocked in a fancy supermarket in Almaty. So you might find it in Australia as well if you look for it.


This brings back memories! It is like desert and cheese at the same time. In Minnesota Lund's and Byerly's sold it as imported goat cheese. I haven't seen it in Texas.


Hvordan smaker den? Jeg har aldri vært i Norge men jeg ønsker å besøke dette landet og også prøve brunosten.


They're generally described as tasting of caramel. People who taste brunost for the first time and don't like it, are often the ones who were expecting it to taste anything like, well... cheese. ;)

The mild, lighter coloured varieties (often sold as Mysost or Fløtemysost) taste almost like fudge, while the darker ones have a stronger, more complex taste with a tangy twist.

Personally, I much prefer the darker varieties, but the lighter ones may be the safer bet for a first taste. They're so sweet that children would gladly eat them like candy.


My girlfriend is Norwegian, so one of the things i tried (and fell in love with!) is brunost. We visit each other a few times a year, so when she comes to me, she brings me a "care package" full of brunost, pineapple soda and some dried cod (Can't be 100% but i think its called tørrfisk?) And i buy myself some for the trip back when i visit her!


That sounds like a proper Norwegian care package indeed! You're a lucky man. :)

Oh and yes, it's called tørrfisk.


I am headed to Norway for the first time next week, and I can't wait to try brunost! However, as a lover of fruit sodas, I'd also like to hear more about this pineapple soda. :-) Is there a brand name for it, and is it widely available nationwide (as of June 2019), or is it likely only to be found in the larger cities?


Ski Queen gjetost in a small red cube of packaging is amazing. It doesn't taste like any other cheese in America. Imagine you mixed cream cheese with strong mustard and caramel. It is very difficult to slice, and you'd want to eat it in very thin slices, which is why Norwegians use their special cheese slicers. Some grocery stores carry them if enough people ask for it. Many stores will special order it. It doesn't hurt to ask. The more popular it becomes, the easier it will be to find!


Do you guys have a vegan brunost in Norway? I'd love to try it lol


There doesn't seem to be any vegan alternatives on the market. If you google it you'll find a recipe, but I imagine it's quite a tricky taste to replicate.


I'm not a huge fan of brunost by itself. It's really rich and sweet. (and expensive)

But if you have it on a salad of spinach, pepitas, red peppers, mandarin oranges, and sriracha vinaigrette, it's reallllllyyyy good :D


I'm sure there has to be someone somewhere in Norway who doesn't like it.


I know this one person :D


Or is lactose intolerant.


reminds me of the caramac candy bars


Wouldn't All of Norway is eating brown cheese work too? or am I just confused


I think "Everyone in Norway" is more grammatically correct.

Also it would be "All of Norway are*" ;) I personally think your sentence implies that literally everyone in norway is eating brunost at the exact same time, sort of like a publicity stunt :)


'Ikke jeg' sier katten. 'Ikke jeg' sier musa. 'Da må jeg spise det' sier høna, og så spiste hun opp hele brunosten.


As someone who has spent all their life in Poland, I first hear about brunost today and I admit I feel kind of silly now.


Sorry to break up the party, but I thought it was.. helt fryktelig! Sweet cheese? Yechhhh!


Slice it thinner! The form affects the taste!


I really wanna try brunost, apparently it taste like (and has the texture of) fudge or caramel. Is there anyone from the UK here that was able to buy it? And if so, where did you get it from?


Yes :) A lot of farm shops have them in England, however if you want a specific shop, Runcton Farm Shop. Make sure to slice the cheese, as when tasted wholly, it's not as nice.


I'm from the UK as well, and I think it tastes almost like Caramac, particularly the cream cheese version. After moving back to the UK, I only ever saw it on sale in specialist Scandinavian import shops in London, or occasionally in independent cheese shops.


I've seen it for sale in one place, that being the farm shop I mentioned above :)


Stayed in Norway for 7 months, can attest to it being delicious. Jeg elske brunost, the darker the better!


Brunost is a tan-colored cheese with a caramel flavor. It tastes great on bread, waffles, pancakes or just on its own...


Jeg elsker brunost!


Alle som spiser brunost elsker det :)


I hated it in the beginning but now love it.


Wait Why is Brunost one word but with other words, the colour is separate to the actual thing?


Because "brunost" is an actual type of cheese; it's a proper noun in itself, not a noun modified by an adjective.


I don't like "sweet" cheese, thanks!


I have been visiting Norway this summer and can confirm that's it's part of the 'frokost meny'. It is indeed a savoury sweet experience, I like to have bronost on toast topped with sliced banana then strawberry jam, yum :)


My Norwegian husband doesn't agree with this


Nei ikke alle liker brunost!


I want to try brunost!!


Do Norwegians commonly call it brunost now rather than geitost? I haven't been in Norway since 2016, but my relatives call it geitost, and have for generations. They call the lighter type (which is mixed cow and goat milk) blanding. The darker one made from 100% goat milk they call ekte geitost.

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