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Some items from Norway traditional foods may be somewhat of an, shall we say, acquired taste.
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I can eat lutefisk, would be willing to try rakfisk, but when my dad brought out the gamelost I left the house.
Completely understandable, Doreen! 🙂 For people who haven’t been around gamelost, how would you describe the smell?
Like diaper rash smell. Big aroma of ammonia.
So the aroma of this old cheese doesn’t overpower your refrigerator, wrap the cheese in tin foil, then place in a tightly sealed glass jar. Wait, you’re not done yet. Then place the jar in a plastic bag and seal tightly.
You can’t be too careful! 🙂
OMG NORWAY IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO DISCUSTING!!!
🙂 It seems like every culture has its share of sketchy foods, loved by some and revolting to many. By far, most Norwegian foods are pretty normal and don’t fall into this category.
We have enjoyed so many wonderful strange Norwegian dishes for many years, especially during the Christmas holiday. I’m trying to figure out if what the dish we called Finka has another name. I think it might be Lomamus but may also be called Kalvesylte or is Lomamus and Kalvesylte the same thing? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Many years ago, in Norway, my mother in law bought some gammelost and put it in a kitchen cupboard. Next morning when she looked out the window she saw animal tracks in the snow coming around the kitchen corner (outside) close to the house but outside the kitchen it veered away from the house until it was past the corner. Then the tracks came back close to the house again. Guess the animal was not fond of the gammelost smell. (I happen to like gammelost).