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Creamy Havarti with pickled apricots

Creamy Havarti with pickled apricots

An ensemble of sweet and zesty flavours combine to create this refreshing starter. Our recipe for smooth cheese with pickled apricots enjoys aromatic notes of mild spice along a base of smooth flavours from rich cheese. Adding bite and savour, pickled apricots provides a satisfying finish and soothes your palate.

30 min 10 servings
Sour Bitter


  • 200 g dried apricots
  • 1 dl water
  • 200 g sugar
  • 2 dl fresh orange juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 450 g Castello® Creamy Havarti


1. Put apricots in a pot with water, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon stick, star anise and cardamom pods. over medium-low heat.

2. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes and then remove from the heat and let the mixture cool.

3. Slice 30 slices (about 450 grams) of Castello® Creamy Havarti.

4. Arrange a slice of cheese and a pickled apricot on each of the 30 thin pieces of toast or crackers.

5. Drizzle a little of the brine from the apricots on top and serve.