If you are wondering what smorging is, well, let me tell you…
Smorging is based on the Scandinavian Smørgåsbord, a buffet-style meal containing both hot and cold dishes of various foods on a table.
Castello adapted it and has turned it into the art of smorging, so you can enjoy your cheese in style.
There is even an official ‘guide to smorging’
Castello’s How to Smorg Guide?
- Grab a selection of bases such as crusty bread, slices of rye bread, crisp breads, crackers, or toast.
- Plan the rest of your ingredients, or root around and see what you can find to make up your board!
- Try to find a range of tastes to include: salty, sweet, sour, and umami (a savoury taste). And try to include a range of textures too so that there is a balance between crunchy and soft. It is the combinations of tastes and textures that make each and every Smorging session unique!
- Choose your favourite Castello cheeses and get them out of the fridge, along with some butter, to warm up for 30 minutes.
- Present your selection on some kind of platter – a wooden or slate board is perfect, or even just a large plate.
- Most importantly, remember, you can’t go wrong! Have fun with it and make the best of what you’ve got. Don’t be afraid about trying out new combinations and see what happens!
To give you an idea how wonderful, colourful and exiting smorging can be just have a look at his wonderful recipes below.
Castello Pineapple Halo with Strawberry Salsa | Castello Extra Creamy Danish Blue With Cold Leftover Lamb Basil | Castello Creamy White with Red Pepper Cream | Picnic Castello Tickler Bread | Summer Salad With Raspberries And Castello Creamy White Toast | Castello Tickler With Salami And Pea Puree
These are just to tease you 😉
For full recipes and more inspiration on how to smorg please visit cheese inspiration page on the Castello website.
Are you tempted to have a Smorging session this Bank Holiday?