This may look like a chunk of caramel or peanut butter, but this is completely the opposite. This here, is a decadent Norwegian whey cheese called Gjetost. Although Gjetost is categorized as a cheese, it's technically not. Gjetost is made from the leftover whey of goat's and cow's cheese making, not from the curd itself. The whey is placed in a kettle and heated for hours, allowing the natural sugars to caramelize, which explains why it's golden brown in color!
The addition of goat's milk and cream creates a fudgy texture and delectable mouth feel.
Gjetost is best served in paper thin slices. Allow it to sit on our tongue and melt...it's just divine!
photography credit: igourmet