Photo Monday: SmakLust – Swedish Artisan Food Fair in Stockholm

Okay, it’s a month past the Smaklust fair, but I had to at least get some photos up for this week.

This week’s photos of Stockholm come from the SmakLust festival in Tantolunden in Södermalm, Stockholm. Saturday was a dreary rainy day and I didn’t dare go. With real luck, Sunday turned out to be beautifully warm day. Warm day also meant that thousands of people, dogs, strollers, and goats were running around booth to booth at the food festival. SmakLust, Tasting Delights in English, is the Swedish food fair that showcases artisan food producers from all over Sweden. The event is also sponsored by EldRimner, the national center for resources on artisan food (cutest logo they have).

The fair has different tent areas, representing the regions of Sweden: Dalarna, Sami, VästraGotland, Värmland, etc food stores are there. Each region also gave a map of the cheese, jam, sylt, meat, candy producers. It’s an amazing map, each little city showing what is their food speciality.
This guy is wearing a hat made out of tunnebröd and he runs the moose stand. He makes moose burgers. His bread and the meat are in the shape of a moose’s head. It’s hilarious but ingenious, supposedly he has a Swedish patent on his moose shapes.

And of course there is lots of Swedish food to taste! Meat and cheese lovers: this is paradise. I had a terrible opinion of Swedish cheese, but after tasting many Swedish cheese artisan makers, I have reversed my opinion.

Cheese at Smaklust Stockholm

There were also farm animals hanging out and a goat contest. The goat stood on the box and on the box were circles with numbers. You can place a bet for a number and wherever the goat pooped was the winning number. Good to know that country bumpkins exist everywhere. Oh and look at the little billy goat right near the box.

If you missed this food fair, there’s the Nordiska Chocolate Festival from Oct 9th to 11th. Yum yum, lots of chocolate!

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