From mistake to masterpiece

Learn the story of Västerbottensost® – from the dairymaid’s wonderful discovery to a piece of Swedish food tradition.

Discover the history of the cheese

Where everything & nothing is happening

The storehouse is the very heart of the dairy – where the cheeses are left to rest for at least 14 months to develop their unique character.

Welcome to the peace and quiet

The cheese celebrates 150 years!

The year 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of Västerbottensost® by Ulrika Eleonora Lindström. We are proud to pass her legacy on to new generations of cheese lovers around the world – so that they too may enjoy a piece of Swedish food tradition.

Watch the anniversary video

The woman behind the cheese

Discover the story of the skilled dairymaid Ulrika Eleonora Lindström who created Västerbottensost® in Burträsk back in 1872.

Get to know Ulrika Eleonora
The dairymaid Gerda Granberg, Västerbotten, late 19th Century.

The perfect tasting match

Together with the Swedish Culinary Team and the Junior Culinary Team, we want to promote all the culinary delights our country has to offer and inspire new culinary achievements.

Watch the video