Swedish Cheese Pie (Västerbottenostpaj)

The Swedish Cheese Pie made with Västerbotten cheese is a classic and traditional Swedish dish. It can be served at all sorts of gatherings and special occasions. The pie can be served as a main course with a filling salad, or in small slices as an appetizer.

Or, why not eat a slice of the Swedish Cheese Pie on ‘the day after’ with a glas of wine – curling up in front of the fireplace with your favourite book. There are many different variations on the Swedish Cheese Pie, but the main ingredients are always the same. Try out simple and delicious recipe!


Swedish Cheese Pie


Pie crust:

  • 3 dl flour
  • 0,5 tsp salt
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg



Pie crust

  1. Mix flour, salt and butter.
  2. Add egg and mix into a dough. Press out dough into a pie dish, 20 – 25 cm in diameter.
  3. Let rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  4. Pre-bake the pie crust at 200 degrees C for about 10–15 minutes.


  1. Beat eggs, milk and cream. Add grated cheese, salt and peppar.
  2. Pour filling in the pie crust and bake for 25–30 minutes at the bottom of the oven. The pie is ready when it is golden brown.
  3. Garnish with fresh dill.

Serve pie warm.

Tips about Swedish Cheese Pie

To make things even easier, use a pre-made dough. However, it can be worthwhile making your own – especially if you are allergic to gluten and want to experiment with a gluten-free flour mix.

Swedish Cheese Pie – like many other pies – can be eaten directly from the oven, but is even better after a few hours or even the day after.

Try also different herbs, such as parsley, tarragon, oregano or thyme. There are plenty of variations to choose from :)

Bonus recipe: – Cheese Pie from Honolulu! (Probably originally a Swedish recipe :P )

What is your favorite type of pie?

Have a great day!


inredningsvis facebook inredningsvis twitter inredningsvis pinterest
<< share this post!
  • Svenska
  • English

30 Responses to Swedish Cheese Pie (Västerbottenostpaj)

  1. Stoffisen Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:37 #

    Åh den pajen är så god!
    Dessutom var det längesen jag åt den. Dags för lite kockande här hemma mao


  2. Jonna Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 14:59 #

    ser god ut! det får jag prova!

  3. P-A Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 20:16 #

    Västerbottenpaj är en riktig gott. Perfekt med en sallad till.
    Finns ju fler pajsorter som riktig goda.

    Ha en bra dag!

  4. FASHION TALES Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 02:01 #

    Looks pretty good, Thanks for sharing.:)

  5. thehautecookie Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 02:44 #

    omg yum.


  6. Lisa - respect the shoes Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 03:39 #

    I love savory pies – this looks delicious.

  7. Cristina Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 06:45 #

    Una receta deliciosa, gracias por compartirla!
    Abrazos miles!


  8. Beauty Follower Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 17:36 #

    I have never taste this kind of cheese pie,
    looks delicious,
    I am a big cheese lover!


  9. Dimi Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 23:10 #

    I think,i’m going to try this recipe!!!
    Great pie!!!

  10. El Gato Confite Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 15:45 #

    Yes ! cheese and wine, a perfect match ;) I will try it next weekend.

    Thanks for this recipe, Maria =^.^=

  11. Caroline Friday, November 1, 2013 at 13:52 #

    Hello, Maria!
    It looks amazing!Great Picture! Do you have English Version?
    Thanks for the nice words!
    Have a nice weekend!

  12. Monet Monday, November 11, 2013 at 05:16 #

    I love both sweet and savory pies, but I do think apple is my favorite! This, however, looks just heavenly. Thank you for sharing it!

  13. Carmen Monday, November 11, 2013 at 10:08 #

    Hey! This looks delicious.

  14. Valentina Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 20:48 #

    Wow! Fantastic! I love it :)

  15. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 02:17 #

    I’d love to taste the cheese – it sounds very interesting. I liked the video too!

  16. ullie Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 22:47 #

    Härlig bild . åhh va länge sen ja gjorde en sån . kanske dax snar igen

  17. gabusiek Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 01:09 #

    Very good recipe ;)

    I follow you beautiful blog on bloglovin. I hope you will follow me back and I will wait for you in my blog http://www.gabusiek.blogspot.com

  18. Audrey Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 17:53 #

    hello, thank you so much for your sweet comment in my blog
    ummm very good i love cake
    nice day

  19. Brittney Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 01:19 #

    Your pie looks amazing! In fact, I love your foot pictures—they look like menu items in some five-star restaurant. I’d love to be able to try this Swedish dessert.



  20. Mafalda Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 20:48 #

    Aww this looks so lovely! Major drooling on my side!
    Mafalda ❤

  21. Serena Reale Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:50 #

    Nice post, i must to try it :)
    Have a great day :)

  22. Hope Howland (@HHDesigns) Monday, December 30, 2013 at 19:36 #

    Ooh yummy,
    I make a high protein version of this too! Thanks for sharing and commenting on my blog!

  23. Sissi Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 22:19 #

    That looks very yummy! Happy New Year hun! XOXO, Sissi http://www.beauty4free2u.com

  24. Zoha Ahmed Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 13:59 #

    aaah! Bilden är så trevligt. maten ser så uppfriskande. Jag älskar tanken på din blogg.
    Zoha xx

  25. Lauren Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 21:15 #

    That looks so delicious!


  26. Min Monday, January 20, 2014 at 22:04 #

    It looks delicious! Makes me want to cook more!

  27. Rashmi Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 19:18 #

    Great recipe dear…looking yummy…thx for sharing….:-)

  28. marilovesgr33n Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:06 #

    mmm it looks so yummy.

  29. Ida Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:34 #

    åå så gott och fin bild :D

Leave a Reply