Salmon. Photo: Magnus Skoglöf
Oaxen. Photo: Magnus Skoglöf
Crayfish party Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se
Sweden is a culinary nation shaped by its countryside. The summer – with long, light days and cool evenings – produces fruit that grows slowly and has rich flavors. The coastline provides high-quality fish and shellfish. And the vast forests are full of berries, mushrooms and game, which all have a special place in Swedish cuisine.
Sweden's unique countryside offers unique produce. And combined, the countryside and produce offer an exclusive culinary experience. The sea gives the west coast its shellfish, which are world-famous for their flavour; there are mussels and farmed oysters, and of course fresh fish caught daily. The great forests and wildernesses offer not only peace and quiet, but also game – an ingredient that holds a very special place in Swedish cuisine. And then we have berries and mushrooms that grow wild and that everyone can pick.
The combination of creative producers and chefs who use the countryside and produce to create innovative and forward-looking cuisine and exclusive culinary experiences is at the core of what Sweden as a culinary nation can offer.
Today, foodies around the world have turned their gaze to the Nordic countries and consumers are looking for health in a broader perspective. This is where the Swedish way of life, with its healthy produce along with forward-looking chefs, can offer what people want.
There is tremendous vitality in Swedish food production – talented and dedicated farmers who produce pure high quality produce. And there are skilled food producers who turn this produce into fantastic food. There are food companies all over Sweden and they help to create jobs and growth throughout the country.