Is there a food that really reminds you of home or your childhood? Västerbottenost Pie is that food for me
Due to the events of 2020, the time since I’ve visited Sweden, my home country, has grown longer and longer. I’m finding myself turning to the food and smells that remind me of home. We usually make Västerbottenost Pie in the Autumn, when we’ve just come home from the forest with a basket with freshly picked chanterelle mushrooms but it works well with shellfish or just on its own like the recipe here.
Västerbotten Ost is a cheese from the north of Sweden. It’s a hard cheese, best described like a mix between a strong Cheddar and Parmesan and has to have aged for at least 14 months and is legally only allowed to be made from local cow’s milk.
The cheese can be ordered online but you can easily substitute it with the strongest white cheddar you can get your hands on. For my upcoming Valentine’s date night with my husband, Donal, I’m trying to put together something that gives that feeling of home comforts. Often, we are too busy to properly celebrate Valentines, but now more than ever it’s important to celebrate the little things. What reminds you of home?