The name Ridder® means knight (a strong and bold ancient warrior) and refers to the characteristic, distinctive taste and aroma of the cheese. In Sweden it is sold under the brand name Hertig® (which means knight in Swedish).
A Norwegian cousin of a French celebrity
Ridder® is a Norwegian cheese closely related to Port Salut. It was developed by TINE SA in 1960 and is made in one of the smallest dairies in Norway on the beautiful west cost.￼