variants or less commonly gammelost cheese
plural -s
: a Norwegian blue-mold cheese made from soured skim milk

Word History


Norwegian, from gammel old (from Old Norse gamall) + ost cheese, from Old Norse ostr; akin to Old English gamol old and perhaps to Latin hiems winter

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“Gammelost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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