Turning a basic cow or sheep’s milk into a hard, solid block of sustenance has been practiced around the world. From its origins in providing nourishment to nomadic tribes and travellers on long voyages to a rich, delicate staple in today’s global cuisine, cheese, like chocolate or wine, is a decadent love affair.
In Sweden, the basic supermarket cheese selection is good, but if you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, then Mollans Ost will be your go-to for this creamy dairy indulgence. Their flagship store is located near Möllevångstorget, and they have a smaller store in Saluhallen (the food court), which also serves some pinchos and wine.
You can find most cheeses in the spectrum – ranging from a Spanish idiazabal, to a mature, nutty Mimolette, a creamy Mont d’Or (a favorite of King Louis XV ) or a funky St Agur. Besides the exquisite offerings, the cheese mongers are well-trained and really know their stuff; describe your occasion or preferred flavor profile and they will inspire you with something that might just be your new favorite cheese.
Go a little hungry, sample their range, and come back happy with the perfect bag of cheese.