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Torrlids Fäbod, Dalarna

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Klitten
Älvdalen
Dalarna


Tel : 0046 (0) 73 819 44 12
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This is a mountain summer farm, a ”sheiling” in Scots. We were extremely lucky to find one that welcomes overnight visitors to experience this ancient tradition that used to be commonplace however sadly is diminishing. Margareta and her daughter Johanna produce unique butter, cheese and messmör from their cows who forage in the forest whilst Dad pops up from work in the village below. With no electricity at Torrlid, our candle lit log cabin was simple and spotless. We heard the cow bells as they grazed the tree strewn meadows, and ate “tunnbröds” a fine home made potato based crepe rolled with their own cheese along with lashings of excellent coffee and creamy milk straight from the cow. The cows returned for milking and stay in overnight, safe from predators (wise move as I’m not very brave with bears either) and in the early morning the cheesemaking begins. The messmör would not be ready until evening as this sweet whey butter takes 8 hours of stirring to reduce and caramelize. Most definitely Slow Food. We had an absolutely brilliant time and were made very very welcome. If you wish to experience this very precious food adventure check out the link but remember it is only available during the month of July each year. More info on Wendy's online weekly on SFG home page too.
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