This sweet, cheese-filled Norwegian flatbread keeps Nordlanders nourished during the long winter.


Grys Kjøkkenskriverier/Used with permission

Once a month in a 130-year-old building in Oslo, Northern Norwegians congregate. While the structure itself used to be a health resort, the community isn’t here for steam baths; they’re here for møsbrømlefse. Made of lefse, a traditional Norwegian flatbread, stuffed with møsbrøm, a caramelized goat cheese and syrup reduction, this treat is sweet, gooey, tangy, and as packed with calories as it is with nostalgia.

In Salten, the far-north region where møsbrømlefse originated, dairy and long-lasting ingredients such as flour traditionally held laborers over during long, cold winters. While there are as many varieties of lefse as there are towns in Norway—some…

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