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Norwegian Dairy Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Culture

 

Norwegian meieri (dairy) is amazing.  The ost (cheese), yogurt, melk (milk), egg–the whole bit-utrolig godt (unbelieveably good)!!  Tine, one of the 12 agricultural cooperatives in Norway, nearly has a monopoly over the meieri industry.  The majority of meieri produkter you find in Norwegian matbutikker (grocery stores) are made by Tine.  Tine has a number of subsidiaries as well, including Diplom-Is (Scandinavia´s largest producer of ice cream), Norseland Inc. (distributes cheeses in Canada and the U.S.), Fjordland (readymade food company), FellesJuice (juice and soft drinks), OsteCompagniet (cheese), Maritex (fish oil products), Salmon Brands,  and several more.

 

See Tine´s website to see a complete list of Tine produkter including the aforementioned produkter, as well as rømme (sour cream), fløte (cream-like heavy cream), smør (butter), deiger (doughs) desserter, and drikker.

Luckily for Tine, Norway did not enter the E.U.  Had Norway joined the E.U., Tine would have had a lot of international competition in the dairy market in Norway.  Out of all of the meieri brands I have tried, Tine is definitely my favorite.  I always really look forward to eating a lot of meieri when I go to Norway and I always get disappointed when I come home and I can´t get Tine products.  I think my favorite meieri product in Norway is Tine yogurt.  The yogurt is so much better than any yogurt I´ve been able to find here in the U.S.  Tine yogurt is sooooo creamy and good.

Tine owns Jarlsberg (one of my very favorite cheeses, made in Jarlsberg, Norway), Norvegia (a mild, white cheese), Biola (a cultured yogurt drink that is super sour), Piano (a brand that makes desserts), and more.

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About the Author: kari

I attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, where I majored in Norwegian and History. During college, I spent almost a year living in Oslo, Norway, where I attended the University of Oslo and completed an internship at the United States Embassy. I have worked for Concordia Language Villages as a pre-K Norwegian teacher and have taught an adult Norwegian language class. Right now, I keep up by writing this Norwegian blog for Transparent Language. Please read and share your thoughts! I will be continuing this blog from my future residence in the Norwegian arctic!


Comments:

  1. Catalina:

    Mmmmmiammm ! 🙂

  2. Friedrich Hofko:

    Spesiell og bare bra. dette er Norge.
    Og hva mener du ??????????

  3. Friedrich Hofko:

    Send meg en kostprove.
    Friedrich Hofko
    Dorf 43
    A-4817 St.KonRAD

    Tusen takk og lykke til.

  4. Friedrich Hofko:

    Norwegian Dairy
    Posted by kari og TINE !!!!
    Send meg en kostprove ogmange informasjoner ! Tusen takk.
    Friedrich Hofko
    Dorf 43
    A-4817 St.KonRAD
    Tusen takk og lykke til.
    Takk for din forstålse.
    Vi ses
    jeg gleder meg..dette er norge

  5. Friedrich Hofko:

    Kjaere TINE::::::::::::::::::::

    Send meg en kostprove ogmange informasjoner ! Tusen takk.
    Friedrich Hofko
    Dorf 43
    A-4817 St.KonRAD
    Tusen takk og lykke til.
    Takk for din forstålse.
    Vi ses
    jeg gleder meg..dette er norge
    Takk,takk,takk,takk
    Jeg ville sette pris på svaret ditt veldig mye.
    Snart, snart ,snart,snart…..

  6. Friedrich Hofko:

    Ikke meldung fra tine,..dessverre, beklager??????