This week’s photo challenge will have to go by without my participation. The word/theme is «Fray». I had to look up the word first of all, otherwise I would have taken a picture of some frayed coat sleeves, if I’d had any.
Instead; as I want to write something, I’ll present you with this hollow smile that met me this morning! It’s my favourite cheese: Jarlsberg [Norwegian], and I noticed it was looking at me when I took it out of its plastic pouch.
This cheese brand seems to be common around here, but mostly in the pre-sliced format. Luckily, Costco carries it in bars or chunks like this. I find this to be more moist and succulent, also I prefer a thinner slice than the ones you get otherwise.
It has a characteristic smooth, shiny-yellow body, and a creamy supple texture, with a slightly sweet and nutty flavour.. It is aged a minimum of one year and is distinguished by medium to large holes. [I copied that from Wikipedia as I felt it coincides with my own opinion of it 🙂 ]
The Swedes are really behind in cheese export! They have so many, good cheeses and not one is being exported [that I know of]! Jarlsberg has done very good for itself so why wouldn’t, for example, Prästost?!
This one, in the picture, we always used to have for Christmas, in my home. It’s very high in fat content — gräddost means creme cheese — but oh, so good!