There are an estimated 850,000 Moose in Canada, yet I still have not been able to find a producer of Canadian Moose cheese.
I did find some information from Wikipedia that states that moose cheese is available from The Elk House (Älgens Hus) farm in Bjurholm, Sweden. It is run by Christer and Ulla Johansson and it is believed to be the world’s only producer of moose cheese. They have three milk producing moose, whose milk yields roughly 300 kilograms of cheese per year. The cheese sells for about $987 (CAD$) per kilogram. The moose cheese is 12% fat and 12% protein.
Whoa … back up … that’s right – $987 per Kilo or $487 per pound. You would think that some enterprising Canadian cheesemaker entrepreneur might be lured into producing some moose cheese to give Sweden a little competition.
Hmmm – I wonder where I could go to learn to milk a moose?
In the meantime, I guess I’ll have to stick to eating Maple Cheddar which is still very Canadian but much more affordable.