Havarti cheese

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Havarti cheese

Havarti or Cream Havarti (Fløde Havarti in Danish) is semi-soft Danish cows' milk cheese. It was initially created on an experimental farm in the mid 19th century. It is made like most cheeses, by introducing rennet to the milk to cause curdling. The curds are pressed into cheese moulds which are drained, and then the cheese is aged. Havarti is a washed curd cheese, which contributes to its subtle flavour.

Havarti is an interior-ripened cheese that is rindless, smooth and slightly bright-surfaced with a cream to yellow colour depending on type. It has very small and irregular holes. The texture (also depending on type) can be supple and flexible.

Havarti has a buttery aroma and can be somewhat sharp in the stronger varieties, much like Swiss cheese. The taste is buttery, and from somewhat sweet to very sweet, and it is slightly acidic. It is typically aged for about three months, though when the cheese is older it becomes more salty and tastes like hazelnuts. When left at room temperature the cheese tends to soften quickly.

Flavoured variants of Havarti are also available, such as cranberry, garlic, caraway, dill, basil, and jalapeño.

Havarti is a table cheese that can be sliced, grilled, or melted.

Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses

The number of calories in various types of cheese is very similar when you compare your cheese to a similar types of cheese.

For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g

If the Havarti cheese is not listed below, select a similar type of cheese from the list below to get a rough idea for the number of calories in Havarti cheese.

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Cheese type Calories per 100g
American cheese 371
Blue cheese 353
Camembert cheese 299
Cheddar cheese 402
Cottage cheese 98
Edam cheese 357
Farmer's cheese 98
Feta cheese 264
Fontina cheese 389
Goat cheese 364
Gouda cheese 356
Gruyere cheese 413
Mozzarella cheese 280
Parmesan cheese 431
Pimento cheese 375
Provolone cheese 352
Queso blanco cheese 310
Ricotta cheese 174
Roquefort cheese 369
Swiss cheese 380

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