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Sweden Farm Makes Pricey Moose Cheese
yahoo ^ | 6/23/04

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.

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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.


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Sorry but I couldn't resist.
1 posted on 06/23/2004 2:55:15 PM PDT by knak
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To: knak

Time for a shower!


2 posted on 06/23/2004 2:56:07 PM PDT by neutrino (Against stupidity the very Gods themselves contend in vain.)
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To: neutrino

This is hugh and vey series!


3 posted on 06/23/2004 2:56:56 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: knak

This sounds series, perhaps even hugh.


4 posted on 06/23/2004 2:57:03 PM PDT by Bob
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To: knak

Incoming!


5 posted on 06/23/2004 2:57:39 PM PDT by Publius
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To: knak

Here we go!


6 posted on 06/23/2004 2:57:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin (I remember.)
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To: knak

Hey! Where's my sister?


7 posted on 06/23/2004 2:58:00 PM PDT by Junior (FABRICATI DIEM, PVNC)
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To: knak

8 posted on 06/23/2004 2:58:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier.)
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To: knak

All your cheese are belong to us!


9 posted on 06/23/2004 2:58:10 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: knak

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
Nordfink".


10 posted on 06/23/2004 2:58:10 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: knak

It isn't that somebody has to milk a moose. It's that somebody was stupid enough to be the first to try it.


11 posted on 06/23/2004 2:59:33 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: knak

If only one of the dairymen or mooses (moose? meese?) had been named "Hugh", you'd have had a trifecta here.


12 posted on 06/23/2004 3:00:05 PM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: knak
Uf Da! Yah Shure! My Svedish Wife's family is holding their reunion next week! A cousin called and voiced here concern that the Eyetalian cousin, (that's me), wouldn't make this trip, (I'm underemployed!).

Those crazy Kjellberg's will probably OD on Moose Cheese and Lefsa!

13 posted on 06/23/2004 3:00:52 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: knak

Oh, sh*t, here we go again.

Must.....Resist............can't..............


14 posted on 06/23/2004 3:01:23 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: mewzilla

15 posted on 06/23/2004 3:01:49 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (May the wings of Liberty never lose so much as a feather.)
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To: mewzilla

That's Majestik Moose Cheese...it leaves one with a strange urge to bite one's siblings.


16 posted on 06/23/2004 3:02:54 PM PDT by pbear8 (Come Holy Spirit...descend upon the Paul Johnson family)
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To: knak

What's the weight of a laden moose cheese?


17 posted on 06/23/2004 3:02:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase ( aka Gassybrowneyedbum)
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To: knak; *cheesewatch; *moosewatch
Moose Cheese

Sometimes you just have to marvel at what life offers up.

18 posted on 06/23/2004 3:03:09 PM PDT by untenured
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To: knak

What no whine with this cheese?


19 posted on 06/23/2004 3:03:40 PM PDT by dts32041 (What is the exit strategy for Europe and Japan ? - I don't think there was one, we are still there..)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; pbear8
ROTF! They don't make'em like that any more! :)
20 posted on 06/23/2004 3:03:58 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: knak

http://www.poopmoose.com/

21 posted on 06/23/2004 3:03:58 PM PDT by OSHA (This is a loaner. My real tagline is in the shop.)
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To: knak

a 800+ post thread. Moose cheese...


22 posted on 06/23/2004 3:04:50 PM PDT by steveo (RWR RIP)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I demand equal time for Reg Llama.


23 posted on 06/23/2004 3:05:34 PM PDT by Poodlebrain
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To: OSHA

Moose Head Cheese
by Frank Dufresne



Skin out the head, saving all cartilage like the ears and the nose and the lips. Chop into pot-sized chunks and boil until the flesh and cartilage come free. Take out the bones and excess water. Season the rest with salt, pepper, sage and other herbs to taste. Cook until right consistency reached, then pour in pan molds to cool. Then lock the doors to keep out the neighbors.
Also works with deer, caribou, elk and mountain sheep.



http://www.visi.com/~wick/axe/moose-head-cheese.html


24 posted on 06/23/2004 3:07:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (I remember.)
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To: Poodlebrain

#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


25 posted on 06/23/2004 3:07:08 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: pax_et_bonum

"moose cheese" ping


26 posted on 06/23/2004 3:07:21 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: knak

Is it classy green-eyed moose cheese?


27 posted on 06/23/2004 3:08:24 PM PDT by JennysCool ("I'm not worried about the deficit. It's big enough to take care of itself." - RWR)
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To: knak

THIS IS SERIES!


28 posted on 06/23/2004 3:08:35 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: knak

My sister bit some moose cheese...


29 posted on 06/23/2004 3:08:59 PM PDT by Cooter
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To: Admin Moderator; sister

Ping


30 posted on 06/23/2004 3:10:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: knak

Chief Moose loves moose cheese

31 posted on 06/23/2004 3:11:48 PM PDT by eleni121 (Mt. Rushmore welcomes the Gipper!)
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To: knak
Sorry folks, thread's closed. Moose out front shoulda told ya...





32 posted on 06/23/2004 3:11:56 PM PDT by itsamelman (40: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 42: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman")
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To: Cooter
When my Grandfather died he left my sister two Stradivaris.
Yep!



You should.....Come see the violins inherited by my sister.
33 posted on 06/23/2004 3:12:10 PM PDT by OSHA (This is a loaner. My real tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Anoreth

Moose cheese


34 posted on 06/23/2004 3:13:19 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Tautologies are the only horses I bet on. -- Old Professer)
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To: knak

This is Muenstrous! I Camembert to be without this cheese! It would be Gouda them to send us some!


35 posted on 06/23/2004 3:13:29 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: Cooter
From this link on strange headlines:

Moose Cheese To Oust Dung As Swedish Souvenir

36 posted on 06/23/2004 3:13:52 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: knak



Breaking news....

Breaking wind....

Cutting cheese...

Something about this story stinks!


37 posted on 06/23/2004 3:14:38 PM PDT by adam_az (Call your State Republican Party office and VOLUNTEER!!!!)
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To: knak; Sabertooth

glockmooseTM

38 posted on 06/23/2004 3:15:57 PM PDT by glock rocks (I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything.)
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To: Admin Moderator

cheese very series


39 posted on 06/23/2004 3:15:57 PM PDT by knak
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To: OSHA

I refuse to reply to this thread. It's too silly.


40 posted on 06/23/2004 3:16:04 PM PDT by wolfman
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Alright who stuck this breaking news?


41 posted on 06/23/2004 3:17:53 PM PDT by knak
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Subject: Moose Cheese Roll
From: Unknown
Date Posted: 11/12/2003 5:00:15 PM
Recipe:

1 1/2 - 2 lbs. lean ground moose
1 egg
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.




42 posted on 06/23/2004 3:20:50 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: knak

Not me


43 posted on 06/23/2004 3:21:05 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

me either


44 posted on 06/23/2004 3:22:41 PM PDT by knak
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To: knak

A moose once bit my cheese!


45 posted on 06/23/2004 3:22:54 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: knak

46 posted on 06/23/2004 3:24:06 PM PDT by wolficatZ (_><))))*>__)
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To: adam_az

47 posted on 06/23/2004 3:27:31 PM PDT by itsamelman (40: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 42: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman")
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To: knak
Sorry but I couldn't resist.

Maybe next time you can resist putting it in breaking news, huh?

48 posted on 06/23/2004 3:29:14 PM PDT by stuck_in_new_orleans
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May 24, 2004 / Vol. 163 No. 20

The Use of a Moose

It's creamy, strong and good for your elk

Ever milked a moose? Meet Helga, Juna and Gullan—three 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 delicacy—which can only be made during the May-to-September milking season—comes 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 shop—King Carl Gustav is said to have once ordered some—or 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.


49 posted on 06/23/2004 3:30:05 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Free Brigitte Bardot.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans; knak

We did. We all need a break from the gloom and doom media now and then.


50 posted on 06/23/2004 3:32:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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