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Address: Grandagardur 35, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 8400

Búrid - The Icelandic Pantry is a cheese shop in Reykjavík offering the...

Búrid - The Icelandic Pantry is a cheese shop in Reykjavík offering the best in gloriously stinky cheeses, jams, olives,cured meats, chutneys and other nibbles and noshes. The store has developed a strong following among Icelandic curd nerds for its selection of specialty foods from dairy farms and other small, local producers all over the country. You’ll find artisan cheeses made from Iceland’s unique goat’s, cow’s, and ewe’s milk, alongside organic skyr (skyr and Icelandic goat’s milk are the country’s two contributions to Slow Food’s Arc of Taste). Burid also offers up homemade farmhouse ice cream and other local epicurea like smoked and cured salmon, locally made preserves and harofiskur (traditional dried fish). The staff is eager to talk shop so it's a good place to get the skinny on the local foodie scene and sample some of the finest farmhouse fare Iceland has to offer.

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Local Icelandic sausage, salami and cheese

Love this place. I wanted one of everything here. They have Icelandic cheese, sausages and salami and they also sell their own brand of biscotti.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Susan R
Rockville, Maryland
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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place. I wanted one of everything here. They have Icelandic cheese, sausages and salami and they also sell their own brand of biscotti.

Thank Susan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The selection of this cheese shop is wonderful and they make their own jams as well. It is right down on the marina so access is easy. But we also attended the lecture that Eirny, the owner, gives. She does an excellent job of describing the history of cheese making in Iceland (blessed are the cheese makers!) The lecture is... More 

Thank John B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were a small group who went on the Cheese and Skyr School activity and I was skeptical at first. I LOVED IT! First of all Eirny was lovely, so interesting and knowledgeable. There was a lot of cheese of all sorts and skyr as well. She explained the process of making skyr and cheese, how to eat it and... More 

Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on our last night in Iceland. Nice shop down on the water. The staff was super helpful and knowledgeable. We left with an Icelandic double creme, an Icelandic blue and a Dutch aged goat. We packed our cheeses in our carry-on and had a little "leaving Iceland cheese party" at the airport before boarding our flight. Accompanied by... More 

Thank Mark G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I convinced a group of friends who were together on a trip from the US to join me to join me in my quest for knowledge and never ending appetite for all things cheese. Eirny is passionate and completely knowledgeable about her business. I was pleasantly surprised at what a great experience Burid has to offer and would highly recommend... More 

Thank Lisa D
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Far away.... near the wintry harbor where the salt winds blow, is a tiny artisanal cheese shop known as "Burio." We were searching for local Icelandic cheese. But there was little to find from the shop keeper who sheepishly admitted that the store specializes in imports. Wonderful choices though and our score for the day was an inexpensive - though... More 

Thank nini822
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

For me the favourite shop to go to when planning a good wine and cheese evening is the Burid cheese shop. You go there and get a top service, educated in the reveries of the cheese experience and you end up preparing an evening that can not fail! My guests are used to the best and Burid is the certain... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I always search out local cheese shops when I travel and found Burid. Interestingly most of the cheese it carries are European imports; there isn't a large local artisan cheese industry. The helpful staff introduced the local cheeses, provided generous samples and suggestions. I left with a gouda type, a washed rind blue, and a cheddar type. And some pickled... More 

Thank Christine J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited this shop as we are both big fans of cheese and wanted to see what Icelandic cheeses were like. Burid had four or 5 local cheeses even though cheese making is not a mature (sorry) industry in Iceland. The young chap behind the counter was very very helpful and knew a lot about the cheeses... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

I read about this shop in TA and was not disappointed. They have local Icelandic sheep's cheese. I inquired of a couple of people, why not goat's also? Oddly, to me,they don't raise goats in Iceland, although there are a few here and there, nothing enough for commercial use. In any case this shop has a variety of cheeses, crackers,... More 

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