Monday, February 25, 2013

Snofrisk - Fun to Say, Great to Eat!

Hello loyal readers,

I apologize for the lack of posts of the last few days. The last few days have been pretty crazy. Today, I want to talk about a cheese that was reintroduced to me this month and in my opinion is completely underrated. That cheese is the Snofrisk.

Cheese: Snofrisk
Producer: Tine SA
Region: Norway
Milk: Pasteurized goat's milk
Rennet: Microbial (Vegetarian)

The Snofrisk is a Gouda style cheese and while it is 100% goat's milk, the goaty tang that is present in a lot of goat cheeses in missing. Instead, you get a creamy, nutty flavor that would be agreeable to almost everybody. I also really enjoy the consistency - it is a cheese that just melts in your mouth. It is semi-hard, but very pliable. I would use this as a melting cheese for sure.

Pictured above is my kitty Zoey who snuck in while I was taking pictures. She liked the cheese as much as I did, if not more!

The Snofrisk also comes in another version...

The version to the right is a fresh spreadable cheese. It is 80% goat's milk and 20% cow's cream. So if you're allergic to cow's milk, I would avoid the fresh version. But for everyone else, this spreadable cheese is a fantastic substitute for cream cheese or creme fraiche. It is very creamy with a little bit of the goat bite and a touch of acidity. I made myself a little meal out of it by getting some water crackers, spreading on the Snofrisk and topping it with a bit of roasted red pepper pesto. So yummy!!

My other cat Lily was jealous of Zoey for getting some cheese, so she came by and had a taste of the spreadable Snofrisk...

She also enjoyed this delicious cheese. :) The picture is a little blurry because she was licking my finger when I took the picture.

So apparently this post turned into a little bit of a cat themed post, but hey, I gotta switch it up sometimes right? I hope to see you all at my cheese counter soon! Until then, eat, drink and be happy!