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.
Calories in different varieties and various types of cheeses
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For example, almost cheeses that are similar to Cheddar cheese have around 400 calories per 100g
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|Cheese type||Calories per 100g|
|Queso blanco cheese||310|
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