noekkelost

noun
noek·​kel·​ost | \ ˈnə̄kəˌlōst \
variants: or nokkelost \ ˈnäkəˌlȯst \
plural -s

Definition of noekkelost

: a dark cheese made from whole or partly skimmed milk and spiced with cumin, caraway, or cloves, or all three

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History and Etymology for noekkelost

Norwegian nøkkelost, from nøkkel key + ost cheese; from its being modeled after cheese from Leiden, Holland, that was marked with the crossed keys of Leiden's escutcheon

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“Noekkelost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noekkelost. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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