This is how food writer Janice Nieder describes it:
One story I heard attesting to the intensity of Gamalost's flavor was that when an old-timer was asked how Gamalost was made, he
replied, "Take some cheese, stuff it in an old sock, bury it in manure under the barn and when it is ready, it will crawl out."
reported to the cheese to be robust in both smell and flavor, but sampled a piece less than two weeks old.
Norwegian legend states Gamalost is created by stuffing a piece of cheese into an old sock, burying it in manure under a barn.