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Havarti Cheese is a milder version of Tilsit Cheese.
It is a rindless, semi-firm cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese is a pale yellow colour with tiny holes. It is very pliable, almost rubbery.
It’s aged for at least three months. At this stage, it has a buttery flavour with a bit of a tang. Like all cheese, if it is aged longer, the taste gets sharper.
The standard version is plain; there are flavoured American versions (such as caraway, dill, peppers.)
Melts well. It’s very popular on sandwiches because it is easy to slice.
1 slice = 1 oz = 30g
Invented in the 1800s in North Zealand, Denmark by a woman named Hanne Nielsen. She named it after her farm, which was called “Havarthi”.