Koldtbord – directly translated to cold table and pronounced “colt-board” – still remains a strong tradition in Norway. While it’s very popular around Christmas, a nice koldtbord is enjoyed year round.

Dishes include cut meats, salmon, shrimp and pickled herring, lovely salads, various pickles and cheeses. and always good bread. But don’t call a Norwegian koldtbord a “smörgåsbord” – that’s Swedish.

And if you really want to impress, get our Norwegian pewter serving utensils, and maybe a wooden rosemaling plate for the bread!

Here’s a Norwegian website about koldtbord – if you don’t read Norwegian, the photos will still give you a lot of ideas!