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Cream Havarti

Cream Havarti
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  • Made from pasteurized cow's milk

  • Country of origin: Denmark

  • Family: Havarti

  • Type: semi-soft, processed

  • Fat content (in dry matter): 45%

  • Fat content: 11.0 g/100g

  • Calcium content: 150 mg/100g

  • Texture: smooth

  • Rind: rindless

  • Colour: pale yellow

  • Flavour: buttery, creamy, sweet

  • Aroma: sweet

  • Vegetarian: yes

  • Synonyms: Flødeis Havarti, Smoked Havarti, Havarathi

  • Alternative spellings: Flodeis Havarti

Denmark's most famous cheese, Cream Havarti is a deliciously mild, very creamy, natural, semi-soft cheese.

This interior-ripened cheese is aged for around three months. The cheese has tiny holes throughout the paste with cream to yellow in colour. The cheese can be mild to sharp in flavour and buttery depending on its aging.

The Havarti is different from Cream Havarti. Havarti is made from high-pasteurised cow's milk. Cream Havarti, is prepared by the same original recipe but is enriched with extra cream. Cream Havarti usually ripens very little and has a smooth texture.

Cream Havarti is also available with different flavours such as  caraway, dill, cranberry, garlic, basil, coconut, red pepper. Havarti and Cream Havarti both are table cheeses which can be sliced or grilled. It can be served with fruit and wine.

Smoked Havarti is another variety of Havarti. The smoked rind adds a new dimension to traditional Havarti.