gjetost

noun
gjet·​ost
variants: or less commonly gjedost \ ˈy|ātˌōst , ˈj| , |et-​ , -​ˌȯst \
plural -s

Definition of gjetost

: a hard dark brown cheese usually made of goat's milk but sometimes made of a combination of cow's and goat's milk

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History and Etymology for gjetost

Norwegian gjetost, from gjet goat (from Old Norse geit) + ost cheese, from Old Norse ostr

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“Gjetost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gjetost. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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