CNN´s Great Big Story about Västerbottensost®

Over the course of two beautiful winter days, a British film crew visited Burträsk in Sweden to tell the story of the unique taste and history of Västerbottensost®cheese.

“The fact that they found out about us and travelled all the way to Burträsk really shows that Västerbottensost®cheese is a small but inspiring global story.” – Thomas Rudin, Master Cheesemaker for Västerbottensost®cheese.

Master Cheesemaker Thomas Rudin acted as guide for the film crew on both days of their visit, offering them an intimate insight into both production and a long awaited look at the ripening rooms where over 100,000 cheeses rest their way to maturity on spruce shelving. The film crew were first treated to a cheese tasting in the warehouse and then given an insight into the taste spectrum that Thomas Rudin uses every day to judge when a Västerbottensost® cheese has reached optimum quality. The film crew even visited one of the farms that produce milk for the dairy in Burträsk, to see first-hand where the milk that gives Västerbottensost® cheese its unique character and taste comes from.

“They followed Västerbottensost®cheese through history. Starting in 1872, when dairymaid Ulrika Eleonora Lindström first developed the mysterious recipe before continuing onwards to the present day, when Västerbottensost® cheeses is not only a Swedish national treasure but is apparently becoming known worldwide.” – Thomas Rudin.

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