TINE® Brunost - Norway’s national cheese

TINE® Brunost Collection

In the 1860s Anne Hov, a Norwegian farmer’s wife, invented the Gudbrandsdalen brown cheese, which has become one of the national symbols of Norway.

The cheese is made from whey, cow’s and/or goat’s milk, and cream. This mixture is caramelised and boiled to perfection, hence the brown colour. The taste is sweet and fudge-like, with a hint of goat’s milk.

Norway’s national cheese

Most Norwegians eat the brown cheese on their sandwiches, cut into thin slices by using a cheese slicer (another Norwegian invention). However, the cheese can also be used on waffles, and as an ingredient in e.g. brownies or sauces.

The TINE® Brunost international collection

The sizes of the brown cheese varies from 250 g to 1 kg and comes in several varieties, depending on its geographical heritage in Norway:

  • Gudbrandsdalen
  • Ski Queen®
  • TINE® Ekte Geitost • Caramore®
  • TINE® Messmør


TINE® Brunost Collection is available in Canada, USA, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Baltics, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and South Africa. 


Film TINE Brunost - The weapon in Marrakech

The story unfolds among cobras and knifemakers in the fabled ancient city of Marrakesh. Both love and cultural differences are ingredients of this drama .... Can TINE Brunost save the day?

Watch the film here