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Havarti

Havarti

Havarti

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A rare luxury in the United States, Havarti is a surface-ripened cheese originally made in the mid-19th Century by Dutch settlers in East Prussia near the town of Tilsit. Trying to recreate their own beloved Gouda, the cheese became infected with molds, yeasts, and bacteria while being aged in a damp cellar. Thus Tilsit, also known as Tilsit Havarti, was born. Although similar, this Danish cheese has a fuller and more intense flavor than the regular Havarti. Having a brownish-orange washed rind and made of partially skimmed milk, this exquisite cheese has a rich yellow color with a springy elastic semi-firm texture, making it ideal for slicing. Danish Tilsit also has a piquant flavor lending it nicely as a wonderful table cheese. Extremely versatile, Tilsit can be cubed in salads, melted in sauces, on potatoes, flans, or on burgers. And, it has the added value of marrying perfectly with a clean, crisp Danish pilsner!

Tasting notes: Havarti is a Dutch cheese, and is similar to a Monterey Jack. It has a lot of “eyes” (tiny holes) throughout the cheese, and a soft almost springy texture. Havarti has a mild flavor, and is great to use in a variety of ways. It works in salads, sandwiches, omelets and can even be sliced and fried! It’s named after the farm in Denmark where it was first created, and is one of the most accessible cheeses in the world