All posts tagged: Sweden

Mediterranean Västerbottensost Salad

I simply had to include Västerbottensost in a recipe after hearing the old wives tale about its start in life. As the story goes, it was made by accident in 1872 by Ulrika Eleonora in Sweden. She was distracted from her dairy maid duties by a lover, and when she returned, believed she had ruined the cheese. But it turned out she’d made this awesome stuff. How cool is that story? So I had a little think about what I could make that would reflect the magic that can sometimes come from forgotten-about foods, and what better fits that bill than croutons? You know the drill, you buy a loaf of posh bread for some occasion or another, it doesn’t all get finished and you leave it in the back of the cupboard where it goes undiscovered ’til the middle of the week. But all is not lost when it comes to stale ciabatta, bake them in the oven with some olive oil and they’re reincarnated as gourmet croutons. I thought that was a pretty good …