This is the most perfect morning bite.
Warm hearty breakfast rolls with soft Norwegian brown cheese.
The moment I land from a trip abroad I dive into the fridge to fish out the brown cheese.
To me it is infused with the essence of my beloved Norway.
It brings back sweet childhood memories of afternoons having fallen asleep in the hay as the sun licked my face and my grandmother, mother and an old family friend stirred away in the log house to make brown cheese from fresh goat milk.
These days the sun is gone, the old log home where they made this brown cheese is closed, but my love for this caramel-like cheese lingers on.
Cooking with my beloved mother in the kitchen, sitting on the bench dangling my feet and observing her work magic. Or baking in my grandmothers small kitchen on hot summer days.
The absolutely most wonderful food related memories are the berry picking and jam making ones from beautiful fall days hiking the mountains around our old family log cabin seeking the best berries.
My grandmother is know for picking hundreds of liters of wild raspberries, lingon berries, blueberries, blackberries and cloudberries.
The wood stove worked overtime to keep up with us and before we went to bed that night warm jam was served with milk on the side.
Delicious, delicious memories:)
In this world of mass produced and fast paced, I long for the more quiet days of my childhood.
I hope one day to be able to bring up a little family the same way I was, with time to sit down and eat together, to talk, to walk and to work together.
Those genuine and heartfelt moments of togetherness is in my opinion of such big importance in creating lasting friendships, enduring love and wholeheartedness.