Brunost: The Norwegian Cheese That's a Hot Topic
Due to the recent tunnel fire in Norway, Brunost, or Norwegian brown cheese, has garnered quite a bit of fame. So, what the heck is it? It's easily summed up in one word: unique.
So what exactly is brown cheese? It's quite unusual. Visitors often say that it tastes like a sweet-savoury, fudgey Caramac, which may sound unpromising. I'd rather describe it as a deeply savoury dulce de leche, and as such it can be a challenge to non-Norwegians.
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