I’m afraid I’ve never shared my favorite way to eat an apple. You’ve been missing out! Come, let me tell you my ways…
You know me. I’m all about simple food, simple cooking, and simple meals. So this idea is as simple as the rest, but it does, in fact, involve a somewhat gourmet food item. Fancy much, Laura? Well, only when I eat apples.
This specialty item is this amazing little square of delight called Gjetost, and it is a game-changer when eating apples.
I’m linking it to Amazon so you can see it and read about it. But please don’t buy it from Amazon. It’s not nearly that expensive in stores!!!
What is Gjetost?
Gjetost (please don’t ask me how to say it) is a Norwegian cheese, and it tastes amazingly like caramel. How does it taste like caramel when it is in fact made from whey, cream, and milk? I do not know. I am not in charge of making Gjetost, nor have I ever been to Norway. But oh my goodness, this cheese! It is amazing!
But only with Apples
At least that is my personal preference. I’m not a fan of Gjetost by itself and a stand-alone cheese snack. It has a strong flavor, and when paired with apples, it is incredible! Most people in my house agree – Gjetost is amazing with sliced apples, but not really by itself. But then again, my very picky five-year-old likes chunks of this cheese without apples – who can predict the ways of a picky child?
How to Eat Apples and Gjetost
Our favorite way to enjoy apples and Gjetost is to slice apples into thin slices. Then we cut very thin slices of Gjetost. We make little apple and Gjetost sandwiches and we smile and eat and smile some more. I slice and slice and we can barely keep up because of all the slicing and the smiling and eating. Pink Ladies are our favorite variety of apple to eat with this cheese.
Where to Get Gjetost
I am unable to find this wonderful cheese in a regular grocery store. But then again, I live in a small town. When I’m in Lincoln, I can find it at Whole Foods or Hyvee. My guess for all of you who live wherever you live is that if you have a large-chain grocery store in your area that has a specialty cheese section, you are likely to find it there. Look for the little red wrapped cube of delicious cheese and give it a try!
Have you tried Gjetost before?