Traditional Norwegian Sweet Cheese

A recipe for a traditional lefse spread from southern Norway found on
Traditional Norwegian Sweet Cheese

Traditionary lefse spread from West Agder in southern Norway. Sweet cheese has traditionally been eaten in several parts of the country and is sometimes known as egg cheese. This was often a regular feature on the menu at Christmas and at other festivities.

This recipe was submitted by Eiken Associated Country Women to Norwegian Associated Country Women’s recipe relay in 2012.

2 l [4 pt] whole milk
10 tablespoons sugar
3 dl [0,6 pt] cream
2 dl [0,4 pt] cultured milk or kefir
1 teaspoon flour
5 eggs


[1] Boil the milk and sugar.

[2] Stir together the other ingredients and pour them into the milk. Warm the mixture up to the boiling point, then pull the saucepan away from the heat. Allow the cheese to accumulate on top and let the saucepan stay until the whey below the cheese becomes clear in color.

[3] Spoon the cheese into a collinder and let it drain well. Vault it into a serving bowl and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar.

[4] Served with lefse or waffles.