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Grandagardur 35, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 8400
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Cheese Workshop is a Must Do!

The selection of cheeses and other foodie delights is most excellent so the shop is definitely... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
Burid Cheese Workshop

During our recent trip to Reykjavik, my husband and I attended Eirny's cheese workshop and had a... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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Grandagardur 35, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 551 8400
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The selection of cheeses and other foodie delights is most excellent so the shop is definitely worth a visit to pick up local items for a picnic or meal at home. The highlight of our time at Burid was Eirny's most excellent cheese workshop or...More

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eirny-s, Owner at Burid, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review and I am super glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 15 June 2017

During our recent trip to Reykjavik, my husband and I attended Eirny's cheese workshop and had a wonderful time! Eirny's passion for cheese is contagious, and her lecture on Icelandic cheese culture is enthralling. The spread of cheeses, breads, and fruits was beautiful and delicious....More

Thank tessyag
eirny-s, Owner at Burid, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review... Glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

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.

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 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...More

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...More

Thank Mark G
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...More

Thank Lisa D
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...More

Thank nini822
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...More

1  Thank Agustina T
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...More

Thank Christine J
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15 September 2015|
Response from eirny-s | Property representative |
Hello there and sorry for a late reply. We are a cheese shop and not a restaurant. Our telephone number is 00 354 551 8400. Not sure where you got a 22 digit number from . Are you sure you intended to contact us ? Please let... More