It’s time for World on a plate is a blogging cultural exchange. On the last Sunday of the month, bloggers from all over the world get together to interpret a food through the lens of their home country cooking. Each blogger will produce a wonderful dish featuring the food chosen that is typical of her/his home country and will tell us a bit about the dish. This month the theme is picnics. There are so many items you can make using the picnic theme – Swedish Meatballs, Swedish Pancakes, or Swedish cinnamon rolls. Those are all very delicious for a picnic.
But another common thing to eat in Sweden are savory pies, they can be eaten hot or col. Today I have choose to make the famous Västerbotten Cheese Pie.
Västerbotten is a region in Sweden, located way up north. Västerbotten cheese is s a very strong and sharp cheese, and it has tiny holes in it. It’s sometimes described as Swedish parmesan. You can eat it as is, as a side dish at a crawfish party, or with crème fraîche, finely minced red onions and bleak roe. You can find Västerbotten cheese in a few cheese stores, sometimes IKEA carries it and you can also get it online.
Västerbotten Cheese Pie
Yield: 1-9” pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
10 oz (300 ml) heavy cream
7 oz (200 g) grated Västerbotten cheese, or any other sharp, tasty cheese
pinch of cayenne pepper
Make the pie crust in a 9” form but do not bake it. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Whisk together the eggs, cream, cayenne and cheese, and fill the pie shell. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until the filling is set, and lightly golden. Eat at room temperature, or cold.
Adapted from Anne Skoogh
Few other savory Tarts/Pies/Quiches: