Havarti is a semi-soft cow’s-milk cheese created in the mid-1800s by Hanne Nielsen, a Danish woman who traveled around Europe to learn cheesemaking techniques. Upon returning to her farm in Denmark, she experimented with washing her curds in fresh spring water before pressing them into cheese molds and draining them. This resulted in a soft, creamy new cheese that she named after her farm, Havarthigaard.

Havarti is smooth, with no rind, and pale in color, with very small and irregular “eyes”. It has a buttery aroma, and creamy flavor.

Available at

The Cheese Shop

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 oz (30 g)
Calories: 123
Total Fat: 11 g
Sat. Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 29 g
Cholesterol: 40 mg
Sodium: 170 mg
Total Carb. 1 g
Dietary Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 5 g