Updated: Mar 18, 2019

Matpakke is a tradition in Norway going all the way back to the 1930´s. It is a prepared meal wrapped up and brought to work from home.

In Norway all children bring matpakke (or nistepakke) to school, and eats it in their lunch break.

A typical Norwegian matpakke is usually made out of bread with something on the top like cheese, ham etc., and wrapped up in sandwich paper, or in a lunch box.

It is also common in Norway to have organized milk- and fruit orders at the schools in addition to the lunch brought from home.

Read more about the Art of Matpakke from this BBC article:

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