Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2002 23:34:21 +0100
From: VriL <email@example.com>
I have just revisited your very informative web pages and found some information
about norwegian gjetost. I cannot remember having seen it before. As with
every information you bring to us interested people it is very good, but,
the name is wrong. What you have made is in Norway called mysost or myseost,
the exact english equivalent is whey (myse) cheese (ost).
Gjetost, or rather geitost (geit means goat) is a hard kind of cheese, usually
dark or medium brown, even though a white variety is made sometimes. A very
similar cheese is made from cows milk and whey, sometimes with a little cream,
and are called brunost (brun=brown ost=cheese) which is often confused with
real goat cheese because they look nearly identical.
Here are a picture of several kinds of goat cheeses/gjetost:
As you will see they are kinds of hard cheese compared to the one you made
which is rather soft.
Perhaps this is not interesting to you, but I figured I would tell you if
you wanted to be sure you actually got it right.
Thanks again for your great work, I have learned a lot from you :-)