Västerbotten pie


Västerbotten cheese is as important to Swedes as parmesan cheese is to Italians. It’s a really flavourful cheese and very versatile, Västerbotten cheese pie is a classic on crayfish parties.

I made this broccoli and Västerbotten cheese pie for a girls get together two weeks ago, and well, it disappeared in a wink!

– 125g of butter (cold)
– 3dl of all purpose flour
– 2 tbsp of cold water
– pinch of salt

In a food processor (use regular blade) add butter, flour, salt and water. You can also do it by hand. Process until a smooth dough that doesn’t stick to the edges. Form into a disk, wrap in fresh foil and let sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Then roll out on a floured surface and press down in pie form. Make holes with a fork all around the pastry and bake until golden in 200 degree oven.


Pie filling:
– 200g of broccoli
– 2 large eggs
– 3dl of milk or cooking cream
– 150g of Västerbotten cheese (or other e.g emmentaler)
– salt & pepper

Cut broccoli into bite size pieces, and boil for 2 minutes and drain well. If you use frozen broccoli, let thaw and drain well. In a bowl, mix eggs and milk/cream, season with salt and pepper. Grate the cheese and add half of the grated cheese to the milk and egg mixture. Place the broccoli evenly on the pie crust and pour over the milk and egg mixture, top off with the rest of the grated cheese. Bake in a 220 degree oven for approx. 30 minutes until golden.





Yesterday me, Mette and Martina went for a nice dinner to Frenchy in Telliskivi. Frenchy is a french restaurant, quite small but yet trendy and fresh. I really like the restaurants in Telliskivi, as they are situated in old industrial facilitues, which makes it charming and interesting. So, back to Frenchy, the food was tasty and a good value for money ratio and the staff friendly. We shared a starter, a cheeseplate, charcuterie and some camembert cheese (8€ and 6€). Yum! As main I ate filet mignon (16€)with herbbutter and homecut french fries, the beef was delicious! Martina ate duck with cabbage and pumpkin and Mette ate a sallad with different meats. I really recommend this place, book a table during weekends.





Il Gallo Nero


A couple of weeks ago, we tried this small antipasti place called Il Gallo Nero on Ratasekaevu. It’s a small wine and delicacy shop, but they have a couple of tables where you can enjoy some Italian wines, cheeses and cured meat – absolutely to my liking. The owner is Italian, and he imports all the goods directly from Italy, and woah the meat and cheese platter was absolutely amazing, and it only cost 16€ for two persons! I warmly recommend this place, I’m going back there tomorrow because I’m totally addicted to the Mortadella from Bologna. You can buy some cured meats to take home aswell!