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Havarti Cheese vs Raclette Cheese

Havarti Cheese

Havarti is a Danish cheese known for its creamy texture and mild, slightly tangy flavor. It is typically made from cow's milk and is a table cheese that can be sliced, grilled, or melted. Havarti may also be flavored with spices, herbs, or other additives to enhance its taste.

Raclette Cheese

Raclette is a semi-hard cheese made from cow's milk, famous for melting beautifully. It is native to parts of Switzerland and France. The cheese is typically heated, either in front of a fire or by a special machine, then scraped onto diners' plates; it's commonly served with small potatoes, gherkins, pickled onions, and dried meat.

Comparing the Two Cheeses

Certification

Many cheeses have some kind of protected status that makes it so they can only be produced in a certain manner and location. Havarti Cheese has a PGI (2010). Raclette Cheese has a .

Milk Type and Treatment

Information on the milk type and treatment for Havarti Cheese is not available. Raclette Cheese is made with cow milk that is typically raw.

Composition and Texture

Havarti Cheese has a fat content of max 50% moisture, min 23% fat and a moisture content of 40–45% (typically). Havarti's texture can be described as "smooth". Raclette Cheese has a moisture content of 36-44%. Raclette's texture can be described as "semisoft, smooth".

Flavor and Aroma

Havarti Cheese has a mild, buttery flavor. Havarti's aroma can be described as "pungent aroma, earthy taste". Raclette Cheese has a mildly acidic flavor.

Appearance and Aging

Havarti Cheese's appearance is available in rectangular . Raclette Cheese comes in wheel, 14-15 inches in diameter, approximately 3 inches in height and weighing between 15 to 18 pounds and has an aging period of 3-4 months .

Rind and Rennet Type

Havarti Cheese's rind is described as washed rind . Raclette Cheese's rind is described as washed , with animal rennet.

Havarti Cheese Raclette Cheese
Country of Origin Denmark Switzerland
Specific Origin No specific location Alpine regions
Certification PGI (2010)
Milk Type Cow's milk
Milk Treatment Raw
Fat Content Max 50% moisture, min 23% fat
Moisture Content 40–45% (Typically) 36-44%
Rind Washed rind Washed
Texture Smooth Semisoft, smooth
Flavor Mild, buttery Mildly acidic
Aroma Pungent aroma, earthy taste
Forms Rectangular Wheel, 14-15 inches in diameter, approximately 3 inches in height and weighing between 15 to 18 pounds
Age 3-4 months
Rennet Type Animal
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