Castello Aged Havarti combines the rich buttery aroma and taste of a creamy Havarti with a slightly crunchy texture. The secret to the cheese’s delicate crystalline texture and subtle crunch is the small white spots you may notice on and in the cheese.
Castello Aged Havarti is aged for 12 months to encourage the formation of these unique and delicious crystals, creating a texture similar to that of well-matured cheeses such as Parmegiano Reggiano, matured Cheddar or Aged Gouda. These crystals are the essence of our Aged Havarti’s delectable textural surprise.
While enjoying Castello Aged Havarti, you may notice two types of crystals. The surface crystals are clusters of calcium lactate, imparting a unique mouthfeel from the first bite. Within the body of the cheese are crystals of the amino acid Tyrosine, creating a delicious crunch that lasts throughout your tasting experience. Both are proof of a carefully matured and creatively crafted cheese.
The next time you savor Castello Aged Havarti, you’ll know the secret to its crunchy wonderfulness. Ready for a taste? Check out our recipes!