A specialty cheese of Finland and Lapland, Juustoleipä is produced from a mixture of cow's and reindeer's milk.

The method of production involves the draining of the curds before being pressed into flat wooden platters with rims. The outsides of the cheeses are then "toasted" in front of an open fire.

Juustoleipä is ripe to eat in a few days, and the name is taken from its appearance: "cheese bread", and is sometimes known in English as "oven cheese". The whiteish-yellow interior cheese is creamy and smooth, and goes well when served warm with fruit jam for breakfast, or with beer later in the day.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KINDLY PROVIDED BY E2 USER VUO