appetit ost

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A smoked cream cheese and mixtures derived from it. It is a lighter cream cheese than American and British varieties, closer to a French fromage frais in texture. This smoked cheese is traditionally flavoured with cumin seeds and widely used on it's own for it's freshness as an appetiser, generally with finely chopped radishes or chives as a garnish. These days smarter establisments also serve it as a palate cleanser between courses.