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Boxholm dairy- A soundscape

Boxholm dairy- A soundscape
People have been making cheese in the small town of Boxholm since the 1890's. The current dairy was built in 1939. In 1952, Sweden’s very first cream cheese was made at the dairy in Boxholm.
This was an independent dairy up until 2011 when Arla Foods bought it. Arla is a large producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. In 2018, Arla decided to move the production of Boxholms Ost away from the town of Boxholm. A decision that created many protests and will mean a loss of cultural identity for Boxholm.
This is a soundscape recording capturing the general sound environment in the dairy. Mostly you can hear the first step in the production of the cheese, which is the treatment of the milk that is to become cheese.
Sound Recording: Fredrik Johansson
Photography and film: Fredrik Johansson


26.6 MB
1 min 32 s
2 (Stereo)
Sample rate:
Bit rate:
Bit depth:
48 kHz
2304 kb/s
32 bit
89 dB

Recorded on June 5, 2019
Boxholm, SWEDEN
Creative Commons License