boxholm sweden

Boxholm cheese, which is sold in packages that look very much like the water tower above, is this industrial town’s Swedish claim to fame. Found throughout Sweden, Boxholm cheese is typically eaten by scrapping thin slices off the top with an “osthyvel“. Usually at breakfast with bread or more often “knackebrod“, Boxholm, in southern Sweden, has been producing this cheese since 1890. Boxholm cheese is soft, without a strong flavor or smell, slightly reminiscent of dry mozzarella.

Finding this water tower is just about impossible in Boxholm, a tiny place with around 3,000 inhabitants. Those of you driving through the town with a soft spot for hamburgers should check out the Sibylla fast food restaurant directly across the the tower which makes excellent greasy burgers and mashed potatoes with a Swedish touch.