Ah, pickled herring. One of the foods that Swedes love to love. It’s an acquired taste, for sure, but if you feel like trying something different, we highly recommend it. Combined with potatoes, red onion, Västerbottensost and sour cream, it becomes a mouth-watering burst of traditional Swedish flavour. What we like the most is the Swedish Lapland style crispbread that it’s served on. It truly makes this culinary experience pop. Or crunch, if you will. Read recipe.
As far as flavours go, it hardly gets any more Swedish Lapland than this. Moose, lingonberries, chanterelles, juniper berries and, of course, Västerbottensost. The boldness of the cheese balances out the flavours of the forest perfectly in an exquisitely flavoursome dance. Read recipe.
The mother of all Västerbottensost dishes. In fact, it might even be considered the mother of Swedish Midsummer dishes. Some Västerbottensost pie, pickled herring and strawberries and you might be mistaken for a born and raised Swede. The pie is also a great Midsummer alternative for vegetarians or those who are simply not accustomed to the acquired taste of pickled fish. Read recipe.
If you’re looking for an easy, green and delicious recipe, this is it. A Swedish Laplander would probably make this and put in a food thermos, to bring on autumn hikes under the colourful foliage. Imagine stopping for a break on a mountain overlooking the forests and rivers, and taking this out of our backpack to enjoy under the afternoon sun. We can hardly imagine anything more rewarding after a days hike. Read recipe.
Is there a better way to end a great meal than with ice cream and chocolate? The short answer is no. The Västerbottensost cheese, with its creamy and salty deliciousness, adds a little extra pizazz to the experience. To give this dessert that additional injection of Swedish Lapland, you can use cloudberries instead of raspberries. Read recipe.
If you have dandelions growing where you live, chances are you think of them as weeds and treat them accordingly. In Swedish Lapland, we are guilty of doing the same, but in fact, they are an extraordinary flower that can be used to make anything from vegan honey to tea. Or, you can make dandelion pesto. If you want, you can also sprinkle the yellow dandelion petals over your plate before enjoying your fresh, summery pasta. Read recipe.
Another treat that’s vegetarian but could water the mouth of any meat lover. Enjoy it as a fresh lunch, or as a side dish for all your summer barbeques. The Västerbottensost adds a nutty saltiness and binds all the veggie flavours together in a summery fresh burst of deliciousness. Read recipe.
Spread it on your everyday sandwich or use it to give the cheese platter that little extra on dinner parties (along with cubes of Västerbottensost, of course). We would recommend using the butter on a Swedish Lapland style thin crispbread. The thyme can also be replaced with other herbs, such as parsley, dill or rosemary. Read recipe.