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Jul 24, 2010 04:55 PM

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, but I'd rather buy it locally if it's available.


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  1. There is Nordic House in Berkeley but most Cheese shops will also carry it.

    Nordic House
    2709 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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    1. re: chefj

      Yea! They have herring in red sauce too, yum!

      I may make a special trip to Berkeley to get it. But does anyone know if a place closer to San Mateo (on this side of the bay -- the Peninsula) sells it?

    2. Ski Queen Gjetost is sold in many conventional groceries. Check around the packaged cheeses (not the gourmet section). Look for the red cube with a cheese plane on the label.

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      1. re: paulj

        Milk Pail in Mountain View usually has it. I think Whole Food in Los Altos also has it.

        Milk Pail Market
        2585 California St, Mountain View, CA

      2. 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:

        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!

        Nordic House
        2709 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

        1. The Milk Pail in Mountain View will have it. As mentoned, any supermarket with a good cheese department will