Can I just tell you how excited I am today! I stopped by a Scandinavian store in SLC and picked up some genuine Swedish Farmer Cheese (or, Hushållsost for the initiated). Yum! I haven't had that for so long now.
It's expensive though :( In Sweden you can get a 2lb (1kg) block for about $5. It is almost $16 here! Luckily they had 20% off everything, so I felt justified getting a piece ;)
What is SLC? I see that "hushållsost" means "household":
I'm going to have to try it - when I stayed w/my schoolmate in Switzerland, we used to get Gruyere from an actual dairy/merchant - I've never gotten a Gruyere that tasted that good in the USA, and I think I've exhausted every brand sold here...
Oh, I know just what you mean (I am myself a big fan of Swedish cheese, especially the 'herrgärdsost' - is that how you spell it?)! These unique finds of something from home are excellent when you live abroad. When I lived in England, it was Danish ryebread I was craving. Now I find that I miss proper English cheddar.
Msg#: 6659 posted 12:42 am on Jan 27, 2004 (gmt 0)
so what are the restrictions on shipping food into the US?
Don't know about the US but I brought Norwegian Synnove cheese (mmmmm, the goodness) over to Australia only to have the two blocks (vacum packed and unopened) chucked in a bin labled "Illegal"... Apparently I was lucky not to get a hefty fine, only putting on a thick Norwegian accent saved me.