Bread cheese is a cheese that originated in northern Scandinavia and is traditionally made from reindeer's milk. Also known as leipäjuusto or juustoleipä (hoo-stah-lee-pah), which means "cheese bread" in Finnish, bread cheese is made from curds that resemble feta cheese. The curds are pressed into blocks and baked, forming a toasted crust as the sugars on the outside of the cheese caramelize. A finished piece of bread cheese resembles a slice of French toast. Bread cheese has a mild, salty flavor and chewy texture. Like halloumi, bread cheese softens but keeps its shape, but will not melt under heat.
Bread cheese starts off like any other cheese, with curds. It's a semi soft cheese that is pressed into a loaf shape. The final step in this process it is toasting the cheese. The crusty golden exterior comes from the sugars on the outside of the cheese caramelizing. You can slap a slice on the grill, bake it in the oven, sauté it in a pan, or even microwave it in a pinch. Either way you'll end up with a flavorful one of a kind cheese.