About

Our Business

Norsland Lefse has been producing traditional lefse for nearly a quarter century, and is your one-stop resource for other fine Scandinavian treats, delivered to you from our facility in Rushford, Minnesota, a small town based in SE Minnesota, nestled in beautiful bluff country on the Root River.

What is Lefse?

Lefse is a traditional Norwegian food of the Christmas holidays, but it is also becoming a popular treat year-round.  People don’t just eat it with sugar and butter anymore–they add a variety of fillings, such as meats, cheeses and various spreads.


Norsland Lefse is made with four ingredients--real potatoes, flour, salt and vegetable oil.  We use no preservatives to ensure it tastes just like Grandma’s! Then we vacuum seal it in a plastic bag to keep it fresh for you!


Our products are available to you by mail order in just two to three days, using priority mail to make sure it’s fresh and ready to eat. Please call or place an online order, or stop in and see us in Rushford.  We are located near the Root River Bike Trail–a pleasant way to spend the day.  If you have a large group or bus tour, please call ahead.

Bakery

A variety of mouth-watering cookies, muffins and pastries–baked fresh daily.

Coffee Shop

Featuring our own lefse...try a breakfast wrap, lunch wrap or one of our lefse pizzas.  Yumm! 

Gift Shop

Imported Scandinavian foods, gifts, novelty shirts and authentic lefse-making housewares for everyone on your list.

Lefse Factory

Watch Norsland lefse being made. Visit the gift shop and watch all the action!

"I got my first order of lefse (and Uffda chips) from you. I write (which I NEVER do) and tell you that your lefse is exactly like my Grandma Sina used to make in Montevideo, Minnesota. Thank you for giving me back a piece of my childhood! The lefse chips were a HUGE hit in the office (I work at a middle school in Torrance, California) - I mean a MEGA hit! I had to re-order the lefse and four boxes of the Uffda Chips! Thank you for making such a fantastic quality product. I love you!

Judi Opager

Redondo Beach, CA

The Origin of Lefse

The mid-nineteenth century brought a wave of European immigrants to the United States. This brought Norwegian pastries to the Midwest, which included lefse (Norwegian bread). 

Potatoes were a basic food in Norway. Having no way to keep leftover potatoes, they used them for making lefse. Lefse could be kept for two or three weeks in a tight container in a dry place. 

Old Fashioned Lefse

This is the way lefse should be–just like it came from grandma’s kitchen. Or it can be a new taste treat. Grandma's eyes would really light up if she could see what people do with lefse now–adding jams, jellies, meat, cheese and spreads–instead of just traditional butter and sugar, although that’s still the favorite way to serve it. We offer the traditional recipe, with no preservatives and no additives.