Question: Gjetost - Brown Norwegian Goat Cheese on the SF Peninsula?
I just came back from a trip to Scandinavia and fell in love with the brown
semi-soft brown goat cheese that is very popular in Norway. I believe it is
called Gjetost. Does anyone know if it's available anywhere on the Peninsula, or even in San Francisco?
I see that I can get it online from igourmet.com, but I'd rather buy it locally if it's available.
Chefj is right about Nordic House. I haven't been there in a while but you should see if they have the gjetost made by Tine. The blocks are larger than the Ski Queen brand and there are varieties made from all goat, or a cow-goat blend, as well as a few others, e.g. low fat.
Probably not very helpful if you don't read Norwegian, but here's a link to Tine's full range of brunost (gjetost) cheeses: http://www.tine.no/page?id=2654#cat=2683.
Whole Foods San Francisco Fourth Street and Oakland Harrison Street both sell Ski Queen, so the San Mateo branch may well have it too.
It's addictive and I used to be hooked -- thanks for jogging my memory!
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