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Danbo's history started back in 1896 when Rasmus Nielsen, a dairy worker, was awarded a travelling scholarship that took him to the marshland areas of what was at the time Germany on the border to Russia and Poland.

This is where he came across a particularly fat, Russian marshland cheese which tasted so good that he took the recipe back home to Kirkeby Dairy in Denmark where he worked.

Marshland cheese (in Danish: steppeost) was until 1951 the name of the Danish national cheese Danbo. Danbo is today the most popular cheese in Denmark. There is a range of different brands as well as a wide variety of flavours or grades.

Arla Danbo is produced in Tistrup and Taulov Dairies in Denmark.

Required characteristics for a Danbo Cheese:

Country of origin: Denmark

  • A round eye cheese whose surface  is treated with smear. It is a typically square cheese. 
  • Body and Texture: Semi-hard to hard, elastic and sliceable consistency. Its structure is characterised by a number of pea-sized eyes evenly distributed throughout the cheese. It is possible to add caraway as well as other aromatic herbs, spices or fruit.
  • Taste: Mild, slightly acidulous, aromatic flavour characterised by surface ripening. With age, the smell and taste become more marked.
  • Maturation time: Min. 5 weeks when despatched from the production site.


Pasteurized milk, cheese cultures, salt, enzymes.


Keep refrigerated.

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Perishable Information

Most products we sell can be shipped via Ground without a problem. However, some items must be sent via Express due to their perishable nature including some refrigerated and frozen foods, and chocolate during the summer months.

We give the customer the choice of shipping methods. Our general policy is that we guarantee perishable products when shipped via Express, and the customer takes the risk when sent by Ground. We will not be held responsible for spoilage of perishable products sent by Ground. We prefer to ship perishable products Monday & Tuesday in an effort to avoid weekend losses and reserve the right to delay a perishable shipment to safely schedule it. We may also delay a shipment due to inclement weather.

When shipping perishable foods, our cart will automatically add Ice Pack Shipping depending on the items purchased. Ice Pack Shipping costs $8 (Including Ice Packs). These additional costs will be added to your invoice and show on your credit card. Your order CANNOT be shipped without this payment.


Note: Ingredients and labels may change without notice and translation and/or typographical errors are possible. Therefore consumers are advised to check the ingredient lists on the package for substances that might be incompatible with them BEFORE ingestion. The European Parliament directives and amendments pertaining to compulsory food labeling can vary depending on the item in question and producers are not always required to provide a detailed and complete listing of all ingredients. When in doubt contact the manufacturer before consuming this item.