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The World’s Most Expensive Cheese: $500/lb – And It’s Not Even French!

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Believe it or not, it’s Swedish.

Even more unbelievably, it’s made from moose milk. Yes, it’s a fact.

Moose milk cheese is made at the Moose House, a 59-acre moose dairy farm in Bjursholm, in northern Sweden.

The cheese comes from the milk of three moose cows, named Gullan, Haelga, and Juna.

It’s sold to upscale hotels and restaurants in Sweden. You can also sample and buy any of the three available cheese varieties at the farm.

Christer Johannson started the farm seven years ago with his wife Ulla. They were inspired by similar facilities in eastern Russia, which produce only milk, not cheese. According to Johannson, theirs is the only farm of its kind in Europe.

The three cows, which stay outside all year long, were found as calves abandoned in the woods around Bjursholm, 404 miles north of Stockholm, and were adopted by the Johannson family.

The animals, usually wild, have been domesticated, making it possible to milk them.

“Fortunately, they know and love us, because they weigh about 1,100 pounds. They see us almost as their own calves,” Johannson said.

It takes between 30 minutes and two hours to milk a cow, and each produces up to one gallon of milk a day. But that’s only between May and September, the time between when they calve and when they are in heat again.

“That’s one of the reasons why the cheese is so expensive,” said Johannson.

The milk, which contains 12% fat and as much protein, is refrigerated, and curdling is done three times per year, producing about 660 pounds of cheese annually.

The Moose House attracts about 25,000 visitors a year.

I find it interesting, in light of the above, that Maine may enlarge the area of the state where moose hunting is legal.

It’s because of all the auto accidents and fatalities caused by collisions. When a moose meets a car, it’s not a pretty site.

Moose collisions in Maine accounted for 3,600 car crashes from 1997 to 2001, 11 deaths, hundreds of injuries, and $81 million in damage.

On just one day last month, June 10, there were four separate moose-related crashes in one night on the Maine Turnpike.

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  • http://yes bejoy

    oooooooooooo cheese i like cheese, i like to fook it and then rub it over my busty boosoms and then shove in everyone of my orephuses

  • Eric Olsen

    does this have anything to do with Al’s Styx review?

  • ItalianCaciocavallo Podolico

    Caciocavallo Podolico is the most expensive and rarest of the cheese. It can only be made in Southern Italy in May and June and is made from the wild Podolico Cows. for every millions of kilos of Mottzerella produced only 1 kilo of Caciocavallo Podolico. The cost for this cheese is equal to about 1 lbs of silver.

  • http://victorplenty.blogspot.com Victor Plenty

    Holy phone numbers in the comments, Batman!

  • osameh okasha

    wtf..omg somebody took my idea for an article

    Believe it or not, it’s Swedish.

    Even more unbelievably, it’s made from moose milk.

    Yes, it’s a fact.

    Moose milk cheese is made at the Moose House, a 59-acre moose dairy farm in Bjursholm, in northern Sweden.

    The cheese comes from the milk of three moose cows, named Gullan, Haelga, and Juna.

    It’s sold to upscale hotels and restaurants in Sweden.

    But, you can also sample and buy any of the three available cheese varieties at the farm.

    Christer Johannson started the farm seven years ago with his wife Ulla.

    They were inspired by similar facilities in eastern Russia, which produce only milk, not cheese.

    According to Johannson, theirs is the only farm of its kind in Europe.

    The three cows, which stay outside all year long, were found as calves abandoned in the woods around Bjursholm, 404 miles north of Stockholm, and were adopted by the Johannson family.

    The animals, usually wild, have been domesticated, making it possible to milk them.

    “Fortunately, they know and love us, because they weigh about 1,100 pounds. They see us almost as their own calves,” Johannson said.

    It takes between 30 minutes and two hours to milk a cow, and each produces up to one gallon of milk a day.

    But that’s only between May and September, the time between when they calve and when they are in heat again.

    “That’s one of the reasons why the cheese is so expensive,” said Johannson.

    The milk, which contains 12% fat and as much protein, is refrigerated, and curdling is done three times per year, producing about 660 pounds of cheese annually.

    The Moose House attracts about 25,000 visitors a year.

    I find it interesting, in light of the above, that Maine may enlarge the area of the state where moose hunting is legal.

    It’s because of all the auto accidents and fatalities caused by collisions.

    When a moose meets a car, it’s not a pretty site.

    Moose collisions in Maine accounted for 3,600 car crashes from 1997 to 2001, 11 deaths, hundreds of injuries, and $81 million in damage.

    On just one day last month, June 10, there were four separate moose-related crashes in one night on the Maine Turnpike.

  • Alex

    i like queso mmmmm i wanna fuck it

  • Matt

    Woah, That must be a pretty profitable buisness!

  • Kevin huebner

    i love cheese

  • momonama

    i iz da cheese monstaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • linalrichtea

    does it smell like poo?

  • Nelson

    Alex your a really mentally insane person who’s sick in the head

  • raul martinez

    this guy are thieves sellin the cheese at that price but the people who buys it are stupid big time if i were an upscale hotel like this gus says i would get 3 moose from the forest , domesticate them and milk them its alot cheaper and would atract a lot of people to the hotel c mon dont be ridicule get a life and a real work

  • bb[]pp[]oo[]pp[]bb

    Oh my…I love to eat cheese thats good. Is this one a pleasure? So many more to eat then this one why so much coin? Farewell I won’t ever eat Sweden Moose cheese. I get some from Palin.

  • Sarah

    That’s ridiculous…500 bucks a pound for cheese? No way! It probably doesn’t even taste that great, it’s just exotic. It’s like…if you ate an egg that came from a bird of paradise, it would probably be expensive but it probably wouldn’t taste any different. Same here…

  • Ashley the Profiteer

    Fortuneately for me, I am a huge fan of 500×660 dollars a year for my formented moose juice. I think we may have a winner people, We may just have a winner, an way to go on letting us in on the fact that it only takes me killing their mommy and raising them as my own for my own profit to become rich rich rich!, and why stop at 3, why not then breed them, multiplying them, mass producing them in an underground milking facility only opened up to the disgustingly rich, and their friends?…and Palin, Back off my empire. OR BY GOD I WILL STRIKE YOU DOWN!

  • Shazoo

    I’d like to write an educated review on a totally foreign blog with foreign people on it.

  • haambuga

    wow, cheese can be expensive these days.Especially in the 21st century. and besides, why keep on cussin cuz that aint right dope woozy’s.

  • Francois_Boujalay

    Moose milking for cheese is good to make cheese and moose milk with protein fats.

  • Goopy Shmaltz

    can you make some ripe shmaltz from the lard of moose milk?

  • Interesting

    The most expensive cheese in the world is produced Zasavica company from Serbia, 1 kg (2 lb) of this cheese cost 1000 euros (1400 US dollars). Reportedly, this cheese is so expensive because it is made from donkey milk, and for one kg of cheese need 25 liters of milk. This does not look impressive but when you know that donkey for the whole year produce 25 liters of milk, then you understand why this cheese is so expensive.

  • TioMario

    I will make rat cheese and get rich

  • Cheese lover.

    haha rat cheese.
    I love cheese! But thats really expensive.

  • happy

    I would really love this cheese it has to be very delicious for that much dough. I would propose to buy some of this wonderful cheese if anyone knows do they do mail order or no? If not I will be sure and look for this amazing farm when I go to Sweden next time.

  • Romy G.

    :) Thank you for taking these abandoned moose calves in. Regarding accidents with moose, why not try to build fences? Thanks again for saving them.

    • Koutei

      U got here from elementary?

      • andrea

        i did haha