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Congrats to Our Winners!

Congrats to Our Winners!


We are excited to announce that Fried Out LA is the Grand Prize Winner in the CASTELLO® Hype the Havarti Food Truck Challenge!

Fried Out LA in Los Angeles, California will be taking home some serious “cheese,” including $20,000 and a year’s supply of our irresistibly creamy and authentically Danish CASTELLO Havarti Cheese, for the creation and promotion of their delicious Triple Havarti Truffle Burger.


Congratulations to Runner-Up WHO DATZ in Rapid City, South Dakota who will take home a year’s supply of CASTELLO Havarti Cheese for their creative Havarti, Brisket & Kimchi Egg Roll


A special thank you to all our food truck finalists who brought passion and creativity in Hyped The Havarti with us this summer.



Check out the Top Ten creative recipes from the Hype The Havarti Food Truck Challenge that features our irresistibly creamy and authentically Danish CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese!

Nu Havarti Grilled Cheese

Nu Deli - Detroit, MI


Recipe Description:

The Nu Havarti Grilled Cheese is a delicious Indian twist on a classic grilled cheese, featuring a crunchy thick-cut bread, tangy mango mustard and a melty cheese pull that is second-to-none using CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese.


Grubaholics Jerk Chicken Havarti Cheese Steak

Grubaholics – Philadelphia, PA


Recipe Description:

This recipe for Grubaholics Jerk Chicken Havarti Cheese Steak made with melty, irresistible CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese takes cheese steak to the next level! Featuring a creamy cheese sauce and wet jerk seasoning, this Caribbean-inspired meal will take you straight to Jamaica.


Havarti Mac’N Cheese Burger

The Loaded Burger – Atlanta, GA


Recipe Description:

If you love mac ‘n cheese AND burgers, then you’re going to melt for this southern style Havarti Mac’N Cheese Burger featuring CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese – perfect for your next summer BBQ!


CheSa’s Chi Havarti Mac Jerk Chicken

CheSa’s Gluten Free Food Truck – Chicago, IL


Recipe Description:

With a creaminess beyond compare and a kick that will leave your taste buds exploding, Chesa Chi’s Havarti Mac Jerk Chicken made with irresistible CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese will guarantee that you never reach for boxed mac’n cheese ever again!


Cheesy Havarti Korean Spicy Pork Banh-Mi

Big D’s Grub Truck – New York, NY


Recipe Description:

Spicy, toasty and irresistibly creamy thanks to CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese, this Cheesy Havarti Korean Pork Banh-Mi made with a fresh Pickled Daikon Salad is sure to make your mouth water!



Fo’Cheezy Twisted Meltz – Saint Petersburg, FL


Recipe Description:

Introducing THE NOTORIOUS HARVARTI P.I.G, southern cornflake crusted pork cordon bleu stuffed with uncured ham and CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese, candied bacon, onion bacon jam, green apple and baby arugula slaw then bedded down on even more CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese, and grilled to perfection on sourdough bread smothered in bacon fat whipped butter… If you don’t know now you know… that’s FO’CHEEZY!


Triple Havarti Truffle Burger

Fried Out LA – Los Angeles, CA


Recipe Description:

Calling all truffle lovers! A spin on a classic, this Triple Havarti Truffle Burger features a savory burger stuffed with irresistible CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese, topped with salty, truffle-cheese covered fries, a fried Havarti cheese stuffed mushroom and finished off with a delicious onion jam.


Havarti Grilled Cheese Nachos

The Grilled Cheez Guy – Oakland, CA


Recipe Description:

Havarti is nacho average cheese! These Havarti Grilled Cheese Nachos made with irresistibly creamy CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese brings a fresh, spicy twist to your typical nachos and has a meltability that can’t be beat. It’s a Havarti party for your taste buds!


Asgardian Havarti Sandwich

Stuf’d – Brooklyn, NY


Recipe Description:

If Thor had a favorite sandwich, it would definitely be the Asgardian Havarti Sandwich! Made with succulent, beer braised short ribs and creamy, rich CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese served on warm, toasted signature stuf'd challah, this elevated sandwich will definitely be a crowd-pleaser.


Havarti, Brisket & Kimchi Egg Roll

Who Datz – Rapid City, SD


Recipe Description:

Take your standard egg roll to the next level with CASTELLO® Creamy Havarti Cheese! This delicious Havarti, Brisket & Kimchi Egg Roll is filled with flavor and has an irresistibly creamy texture – you’ll wish it was on every take out menu!


Check out the map below to see where our finalists are located around the nation!


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Our Story

CASTELLO® was founded in 1893 by our master cheese-maker Rasmus Tholstrup. He was in his nature a restless explorer when it came to cheese, a man who was never content with the ordinary. CASTELLO® cheeses have always been crafted using the best of traditional techniques and a good deal of ‘pioneering spirit’. Our cheese-makers always experiment until hitting on a recipe with unique twists and delightful new flavors, giving the CASTELLO® collection its distinctiveness. Exploring CASTELLO® today you will find dozens of cheese varieties, intriguing flavors & unusual shapes. Each cheese has its own story to tell, and all offer their own exceptional flavor and texture sensations to enjoy. Whether it’s a crumbly and nutty bite of cheddar you are looking for, or a creamy yet sharp piece of blue cheese to finish off that pizza recipe, there’s a CASTELLO® flavor sensation for you to delight in.

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