Cheese-o-pedia: H

  1. Havarti

    An all-natural cow's milk cheese with small irregular holes, a mild and creamy flavor and tangy, milky aftertaste. This rindless cheese is ivory in color and is available plain or can be infused with a variety of flavors like dill, caraway, jalepeño or herbs and spices.

    The entire Danish dairy industry owes its present vitality to one very industrious Danish farmer, Hanne Nielsen, a 19th century cheesemaker who traveled throughout Europe in search of new techniques. She created Havarti, named it after her farm, and it became one of the world's most popular cheeses. Havarti is a semi-soft table cheese known for its versatility.

    Serve Havarti on a fruit plate with apples, folded into omelets or added to a sandwich.

    Pair Havarti with American Merlot, Spanish Rioja Crianza or beer.