Skip to comments.Sweden Farm Makes Pricey Moose Cheese
Posted on 06/23/2004 2:55:14 PM PDT by knak
STOCKHOLM, Sweden - It's healthy and tasty, for those with expensive tastes. Farmers in northern Sweden are milking moose and making cheese, which they sell for a lot of dough nearly $500 a pound. The buyers include upscale hotels and restaurants in Sweden.
Christer Johansson and his wife, Ulla, started their 59-acre dairy farm "Moose House" seven years ago in Bjursholm, 404 miles north of the capital, Stockholm. They claim it is the only moose dairy farm in Europe.
The Johanssons currently have 14 moose in the fields but only three "Gullan," "Haelga" and "Juna" can be milked.
The three cows, who stay outdoors all year, were abandoned calves found in the woods around Bjursholm and taken in by the Johansson family.
"Fortunately they know and love us, because they weigh about 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). They see us almost as their own calves," Christer Johansson said.
The Johanssons were inspired by similar facilities in eastern Russia, although those produce only milk, he said.
The moose only produce milk between May and September, the time from when they calve to when they are in heat again, Christer Johansson said. It takes up to two hours to milk a moose and they each produce up to a gallon of milk a day.
"That's one of the reasons why the cheese is so expensive," he said.
The milk, which contains 12 percent fat and as much protein, is refrigerated and curdling is done three times per year, crating about 660 pounds of cheese a year. It is made in three varieties and can be sampled at the farm's restaurant.
"We hope later on to be able also to export more of the cheese, especially the somewhat sour feta-type, which is laid down in oil and easy to transport," he said.
The Johansson farm attracts about 25,000 visitors a year.
Time for a shower!
This is hugh and vey series!
This sounds series, perhaps even hugh.
Here we go!
Hey! Where's my sister?
All your cheese are belong to us!
Including the majestic møøse
A Møøse once bit my sister ...
No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse
with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given
her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and
star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo
Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst
It isn't that somebody has to milk a moose. It's that somebody was stupid enough to be the first to try it.
If only one of the dairymen or mooses (moose? meese?) had been named "Hugh", you'd have had a trifecta here.
Those crazy Kjellberg's will probably OD on Moose Cheese and Lefsa!
Oh, sh*t, here we go again.
That's Majestik Moose Cheese...it leaves one with a strange urge to bite one's siblings.
What's the weight of a laden moose cheese?
Sometimes you just have to marvel at what life offers up.
What no whine with this cheese?
a 800+ post thread. Moose cheese...
I demand equal time for Reg Llama.
Moose Head Cheese
by Frank Dufresne
#31563 Moose Balls
1 1/2 c Peanut butter
2 c Rice Krispies
1 c Confectioners sugar
Mix together to form little balls (place on waxed paper). Refrigerate
for at least 1 hour. Melt 12 ounce package of chocolate chips with
1/2 stick paraffin, dip peanut butter balls into chocolate mixture
with toothpicks. Let set on waxed paper.
Suggested yield: 1 Servings
"moose cheese" ping
Is it classy green-eyed moose cheese?
THIS IS SERIES!
My sister bit some moose cheese...
This is Muenstrous! I Camembert to be without this cheese! It would be Gouda them to send us some!
Moose Cheese To Oust Dung As Swedish Souvenir
Something about this story stinks!
cheese very series
I refuse to reply to this thread. It's too silly.
Alright who stuck this breaking news?
|Subject:||Moose Cheese Roll|
|Date Posted:||11/12/2003 5:00:15 PM|
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. lean ground moose
3/4 c. bread or cracker crumbs
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/2 c. chili sauce
1/2 c. hot catsup
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
Dash of garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Combine meat, egg, crumbs, salt, pepper, onion and garlic.
Combine chili sauce, catsup and tomato sauce in small bowl. Add 1/3 of mixture to meat; blend. Place a sheet of waxed paper in a 9x13x2 pan. Pat meat on paper. Sprinkle cheeses evenly over meat. Roll up like a jelly roll. Press to seal ends. Place in a foil lined square pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Drain off fat. Pour remaining sauce over meat. Bake 15 minutes more. Serve with mashed potatoes and creamed peas. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
A moose once bit my cheese!
Maybe next time you can resist putting it in breaking news, huh?
The Use of a Moose
It's creamy, strong and good for your elk
Ever milked a moose? Meet Helga, Juna and Gullanthree cows weighing nearly half a ton each, who live on Europe's only moose dairy farm: the Algens Hus near Bjurholm, some 60 km west of Umeå in northern Sweden. Together they yield enough milk to allow owners Christer and Ulla Johansson to produce about 350 kg of a tasty, healthy cheese. High in protein and low in fat, the delicacywhich can only be made during the May-to-September milking seasoncomes in three varieties: one similar to a Camembert, the other blue like a Gorgonzola, and the third moist and slightly sour like feta cheese.
The only catch is the price: the couple sells to upmarket restaurants across the Continent at a whopping $600 per kilogram. Why so high? "It's very hard work to farm these huge, wild animals," says Christer Johansson, who, inspired by similar farms in Russia, opened the 24-hectare "Moose House" seven years ago. Most of the cheese is sold on site in the farm shopKing Carl Gustav is said to have once ordered someor in specialty stores across Sweden. For those who want to try the unusual dairy product before they spend a small fortune, Algens Hus' restaurant offers delicious moose-cheese dishes. Try the cheese plain with bread or biscuits, or better yet, frozen moose mousse: it's best served with raspberries.
We did. We all need a break from the gloom and doom media now and then.