No matter how much I’m into cheese and coffee, I would never ever even think to put those two words together in a sentence, and for sure not actually putting them together.
But, after reading about the Kaffeost, or Coffee with cheese, I’m changing my mind.
What Is Cheese Coffee ?
Cheese coffee is a northern Scandinavian traditional coffee drink in which cubes of cheese are released into a cup of coffee.
Sweden is known for the high rates of coffee consumption, and the people love to enjoy their coffee breaks, usually with a pastry, as a part of their everyday habits.
But Kaffeost is different than any of those coffee breaks.
Kaffeost is a meal-like coffee, where the people from Swedish Lapland – the Arctic north of the country – soak a firm and dry cheese in freshly prepared hot coffee.
The dried cheese, called juustoleipä (sometimes leipäjuusto or just juusto) literally means “cheese bread” which perfectly describes the bread-like texture of the cheese and the ability to absorb in the hot coffee without melting.
Traditionaly, the juustoleipä is made of deer milk, but it can be easily substituted with goat or cow milk.
A traditional cup of kaffeost begins with a cube of cheese placed at the bottom of a wooden mug, traditionally carved out of a birch burl (a bulbous tree growth).
After, the hot coffee is pored over the cheese cubes, which you can spoon them immediately, and taking sips from your coffee, or enjoy the cheese that has left at the bottom of the mug.
Regardless of how you enjoy it, don’t let it sit too long. Cold brew and curds is not a very good experience.
“Coffee Cheese” Or Kaffeost Recipe
Well, I still haven’t tasted or even tried to make it myself at home, but after I found this very easy recipe to follow by Make Eat Home , I’m definitely giving it a try.
Watch and enjoy!
Final Thoughts From Me
Well, as I said, I haven’t tried it yet, but it will be soon. For me, anything that comes with coffee is worth trying.
And, at the end, how bad coffee and cheese can be? I love them both!
What do you think?
Would you give this cheese coffee a try?
And if you tried it, share your experience with me, I’d love to know more.