Sunday, April 29, 2012

Västerbotten Cheese Pie

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.

Print Recipe

Västerbotten Cheese Pie

Yield: 1-9” pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes


1pie crust

3 eggs

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:

One Year Ago: Tomato and Green Bean Salad
Two Years Ago: Carrot Cake with Coconut Frosting

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16 Responses to “Västerbotten Cheese Pie”

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    PolaM — April 29, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    This pie must be delicious! I guess in Europe quiche is quite an ubiquitous picnic food! Sofie also did one!

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    Biren @ Roti n Rice — April 29, 2012 @ 2:44 pm

    That’s a very delicious looking cheese pie. I have tasted some of the Swedish cheese from Ikea and love them. There is a big Swedish presence here in Minnesota. 🙂

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    Raymund — April 29, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    This looks so flavourful, I love the idea of this one

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    Kat — April 30, 2012 @ 4:43 am

    Oh wow, this looks gorgeous! I’ll check out if the IKEA here carries the cheese. Thanks!

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    Katherine Martinelli — April 30, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    I love the sound of that cheese – I’ve never had it before! This pie looks incredible, just perfect for a picnic 🙂

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    Magic of Spice — April 30, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Delightful! Cheese is always a good thing 🙂

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    carolinaheartstrings — April 30, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    This looks so rich and fantastic! Perfect lunch, brunch and everything in between!

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    Suchi — May 1, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    This pie looks yum…love the flavours you have added!

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    Sofie Dittmann @thegermanfoodie — May 1, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    I LOVE anything w/ cheese, and this is right up my alley. You are showing me aspects of Swedish cooking I never knew existed! YUMMMMM

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    Ashley Wagner — May 3, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    The Västerbotten Cheese Pie is very delicious to eat. Ehmm,I feel hungry by just looking the Västerbotten Cheese Pie. It is so yummy.

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    Hyosun Ro — May 3, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    This cheese pie looks absolutely delicious! I am saving it for this weekend’s brunch. The photos are amazing as well.

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    cookingrookie — May 5, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    This pie is a must try!
    I think it turned out to be a poem :-).
    Love the color, and I bet I’ll love the taste too

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    Chris and Amy — May 6, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    Looks wonderful! We love cheese in every form, and this cheese pie is right up our alley!

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    Kim Bee — August 2, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    This is really lovely. The photos are fantastic.

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