When in Swedish Lapland, exploring the nature of the Arctic, chasing the northern lights or just soaking up the sun 24/7, make sure you don’t miss out on the food. Some of the food we eat might sound a bit strange, but we highly recommend you try and get a taste of Swedish Lapland.
In Tornedalen, the coffee cheese is called kahvijuusto, and in Swedish we call it kaffeost. It could be a fresh cheese that in many ways resembles the Italian mozzarella. But in northern Sweden and Finland coffee cheese often come in a baked form as well. (This is all coffee cheese you will buy at the supermarket). You could eat it as a dessert, warm with cloudberry jam. But more typical, and hence the name, you cut small pieces of the cheese and put them in a cup and pour your coffee on them. The cheese itself has a very neutral taste, but one distinct feature is the way it feels when you chew it. Kaffeost is something you just have to try.