Pepparkaka med Ädelost - Gingerbread & Blue Cheese
Pepparkaka, or Swedish gingerbread crackers, are a typical Christmas treat in Scandinavian countries. In most cases, they are purchased rather than homemade and can be found in grocery stores year-round. Although they can be eaten alone, many Swedes have taken to topping their pepparkaka with ädelost, or blue cheese. It may sounds like a strange combination, but the way that the flavors complement one another is surprisingly amazing.
- Swedish gingerbread crackers
- blue cheese (if you can not find a Swedish or Scandinavian brand, Roquefort can be substituted)
- whipped cream cheese (optional)
- For a milder combination, many Swedes use a processed version of blue cheese that is sold in a tube. Unless you live near a Scandinavian grocery store, this will be quite difficult to find. To soften the flavor of the blue cheese, you can mimic the effect of tube-cheese by mixing the blue cheese with a whipped cream cheese to taste. Serve the gingerbread on a platter and top with as much cheese as you like.
If you are unable to find pepparkaka at the grocery store, you should be able to find them at your local Ikea.