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A Norwegian Delight! TINE Julebrunost vs. Synnøve Julebrunost

A Norwegian Delight! TINE Julebrunost vs. Synnøve Julebrunost


The holiday season is a time for indulgence, and what better way to treat your taste buds than with the rich and creamy goodness of Norwegian Christmas cheese, Julebrunost. Two prominent brands that have captured the essence of this festive delight are TINE and Synnøve. In this blog post, we'll explore the unique characteristics of TINE Julebrunost and Synnøve Julebrunost, helping you choose the perfect addition to your holiday table.

TINE Julebrunost:

TINE, a well-established Norwegian dairy brand, is renowned for its commitment to quality and tradition. TINE Julebrunost, also known as "Christmas brown cheese," is a seasonal favorite that adds a touch of warmth to holiday gatherings. Made from a blend of cow's milk and cream, TINE Julebrunost boasts a smooth texture and a sweet, caramel-like flavor, with a distinct taste of cardamom.

The secret to TINE's Julebrunost lies in the traditional cheese-making process. The milk and cream are slowly caramelized, giving the cheese its distinct brown color and unique taste. The result is a cheese that is both sweet and savory, making it a versatile addition to your holiday cheese platter.

Synnøve Julebrunost:

On the other side of the spectrum, Synnøve, another prominent Norwegian dairy producer, brings its own twist to the Christmas cheese tradition with Synnøve Julebrunost. Synnøve is known for its innovative approach to dairy products, and its Julebrunost, is no exception. Synnøve also has cardamom flavour, but maybe a hint less cardamom than TINE.

Synnøve Julebrunost is crafted with a blend of cow's and goat's milk, adding a hint of complexity to its flavor profile. The goat's milk contributes a subtle tanginess, balancing the sweetness of the caramelization process. The result is a cheese that is not only rich and creamy but also has a unique depth of flavor that sets it apart from its counterparts.

Choosing the Perfect Julebrunost:

When deciding between TINE Julebrunost and Synnøve Julebrunost, it ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you appreciate a classic, sweet and creamy experience, Synnøve Julebrunost might be your ideal choice. On the other hand, if you crave a more complex flavor with a hint of tanginess, TINE Julebrunost could be the perfect fit.


In the world of Norwegian Christmas cheeses, TINE Julebrunost and Synnøve Julebrunost stand out as two distinct and delightful options. Whether you go for the traditional sweetness of TINE or the innovative blend of Synnøve, both cheeses are bound to add a touch of Scandinavian warmth to your holiday celebrations. So, why not elevate your festive feasts with the rich and indulgent goodness of Julebrunost?

The Christmas Brown Cheese is available from late October until stock is sold out. Secure your Christmas treat early is our recommendation!

TINE Christmas Brown Cheese
 Synnøve Christmas Brown Cheese
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