The Moose House (Älgens Hus) - Gastro Obscura

The Moose House (Älgens Hus)

Bjurholm, Sweden

The world's only producer of moose cheese! 


Moose milk is sold commercially in both Russia and Sweden, but one small farm with three lactating moose, the Moose House (moose are also known as elk in some communities) is the only place in the world that produces the difficult-to-manufacture cheese from moose milk.

The proprietors of the farm are famous enough for their moose-based dairy products that they now have an upscale restaurant and gift shop for visitors. You can also meet the domesticated moose themselves!

The Swedish word for moose, älg, is commonly mistranslated as “elk” by English speakers and Swedes alike, so if you hear of directions to the “Elk House,” you’re likely still going the right way.

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