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Soft-Ripened Cheese vs Havarti Cheese

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. Soft-Ripened is not a protected cheese. Havarti Cheese has a PGI (2010).

Composition and Texture

Soft-Ripened Cheese has a fat content of generally around 60-75% in the dry matter, which translates to about 20-30% total fat content. and a moisture content of approximately 50-55%, contributing to the soft, spreadable texture.. Havarti Cheese has a fat content of max 50% moisture, min 23% fat and a moisture content of approximately 50-55%, contributing to the soft, spreadable texture.. Havarti's texture can be described as "smooth".

Flavor and Aroma

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

Appearance and Aging

Havarti Cheese comes in rectangular .

Rind and Rennet Type

Havarti Cheese's rind is described as washed rind .

Soft-Ripened Cheese Havarti Cheese
Country of Origin Denmark
Specific Origin Varied, with many coming from France. No specific location
Certification None PGI (2010)
Fat Content Generally around 60-75% in the dry matter, which translates to about 20-30% total fat content. Max 50% moisture, min 23% fat
Moisture Content Approximately 50-55%, contributing to the soft, spreadable texture. 40–45% (Typically)
Rind Washed rind
Texture Smooth
Flavor Mild, buttery
Aroma Pungent aroma, earthy taste
Forms Rectangular
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