Sweden's oldest brand of cheese – and the recent winner of 'Best Cheese in Sweden' – this cheese has a fascinating history. After a forty-seven-year gap in production, the cheesemakers at Almnäs Bruk enlisted their former dairyman Hans Stiller (now 82 years old) – who had personally stopped making the cheese in 1961 – to restart production. They found the old planks once used to mature the cheeses and were able to resurrect the bacteria stored deeply in the wood, ostensibly erasing the half-century of dormancy. The flavours are rich and fruity and complex, with a unique sourness, while the aroma, due to the maturation on the boards, has a delicate farminess. Great with beer or Jura-style white wines, this cheese is very friendly for pairing.
We do not currently stock this cheese in our Cheese Room.