That there is a royal lustre surrounding Västerbottensost is a long known fact. Its capacity to give any dish a unique character has provided many royalties with a memorable culinary experience throughout the years. These are some of them.
Västerbottensost was on the table when Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla (parents of the present king Carl XVI Gustaf) got married. The wedding took place between the 19th and the 20th of October 1932, in the German city of Coburg. A total of 12 whole cheeses were delivered to the wedding.
“In order to become a Royal Purveyor the company must have a very good reputation and fulfil a set of high ethical standards.”
Thanks to Västerbottensost, Norrmejerier was appointed Royal Purveyor in 1990, a title that guarantees exceptional Swedish quality. Being a Royal Purveyor means that a company delivers goods or services to a member of the royal family. The order should be placed by the royal court, which of course also pays for its goods. “In order to become a Royal Purveyor the company must have a very good reputation and fulfil a set of high ethical standards.”
”What I love most about Sweden is the Vasterbotten cheese.” Prince Hassan of Jordan, honorary doctor at Lund University and considered one of the Arab world’s leading intellectuals.
Västerbottensost-pie was one of the delicacies that started off the wedding dinner when Princess Madeleine got married to Chris O’Neill on the 8th of June 2013. The wedding dinner was held at Drottningholm Palace and the pie was served along with primeur eggs from Gotland and a Drott caviar foam.