Moose cheese

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Moose cheese
Country of originSweden
RegionBjurholm Municipality
TownBjurholm, at the Älgens Hus farm
Source of milkMoose
Fat content12% [1]
Protein content12% [1]
 
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Moose cheese
Country of originSweden
RegionBjurholm Municipality
TownBjurholm, at the Älgens Hus farm
Source of milkMoose
Fat content12% [1]
Protein content12% [1]

Moose cheese is cheese created from moose milk. Varieties of moose cheese are produced in Sweden by Christer and Ulla Johansson at their location called "Moose House"[1] or "Elk House"[2] Three varieties of moose cheese are produced.

Overview[edit]

The Elk House (Älgens Hus) farm in Bjurholm, Sweden, run by Christer and Ulla Johansson is believed to be the world's only producer of moose cheese. It has three milk-producing moose,[1] whose milk yields roughly 300 kilograms of cheese per year; the cheese sells for about US$1,000 per kilogram[3] (approximately USD $455 per pound).

Three varieties of cheese are produced: a rind-style, a blue and a feta-style.[2]

The cheese is served at the Älgens Hus' restaurant,[2] located in Sweden.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

In the Sherlock Holmes television series, Elementary, season 2, episode 8, moose cheese is mentioned for its exclusivity and price.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Cozzolino, Laura (September 3, 2013). "5 Most Expensive Cheeses in the World". Epoch Times. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Culture Magazine; Miller, Laurel; Skinner, Thalassa (2012). Cheese For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 1118145526
  3. ^ "Moose milk makes for unusual cheese", The Globe and Mail, 26 June 2004, archived from the original on 2007-09-30, retrieved 2007-08-27 
  4. ^ "Algens hus". Tripadvisor.com. Retrieved 4 October 2013.