Straight from the Farm in East Iceland’s Fjóshornið in Egilsstaðir
Practically everyone has heard of the curds and whey that Little Miss Muffet brought to fame. But not many people know that the skyr that is so popular in Iceland, is in fact a variation of those curds (minus the whey).
Because of the growing demand for pure Icelandic dairy and beef products, Egilsstaðir Farm recently opened a farmer’s market on its premises, offering pure Icelandic dairy products, straight from their own milk production as well as a variety of cuts of beef from its own cattle herds. Open in summer only, weekdays from 11.00 to 18.00 and weekends from 14.00 to 17.00, visitors are welcome to pop in for the reasonably-priced lunch or dinner offerings of beef goulash, lasagna, meat sandwiches and a variety of traditional skyr desserts, pancakes, waffles and other sweet treats.
All Egilsstaðir Farm products are sold retail to consumers. Mince, fillet, prime rib and ribeye steaks can all be bought at the shop in pre-cut frozen form. Dairy products include plain and blueberry skyr, skyr desserts, feta cheese, and milk—all packaged and labeled with the attractive Fjóshornið logo on the containers.