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Offline mdmoore00

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Holy Havarti
« on: May 09, 2013, 12:04:55 PM »
The puns in the cheese making world are too cheesy to resist. I opened a six week havarti last evening and I have a heavenly experience. First of all I had planned to make a gouda but I inadvertently followed the havarti recipe. But there was a reason i had the page on Havarti, i couldn't decide which of the two to make. The make http://cheeseforum.org/forum/index.php/topic,11214.msg86156.html#msg86156. The little box i used got way too humid and molds took off. this has since relieved me of my fear of natural rinds.

It turned out springy but not rubber, lightly buttery-nutty, with a light swiss-ness. I love it, as do my friends and family!

I dont know what else to write about this cheese other than YUM.


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Offline High Altitude

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 01:03:44 PM »
Very pretty!  How did you treat the rind during aging?
Have some (homemade) wine with that cheese!

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 01:28:04 PM »
Very nicely done!  A cheese for your cheesy success! 

Everyone seems to be hitting homeruns today!  The picture makes me want to run out and get some milk to make one!

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 01:43:32 PM »
Looks good!  Im jealous and hungry all at once!

Offline mdmoore00

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013, 02:39:17 PM »
Very pretty!  How did you treat the rind during aging?

I used a light salt brine on the surface for a few weeks and then dry brushed it every few days for the remainder.


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Offline High Altitude

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013, 02:53:46 PM »
Thanks...I have GOT to make one of these.  A cheese to you on this holy make!
Have some (homemade) wine with that cheese!

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 11:41:33 AM »
Very very nice
definitely deserves a cheese ;D
act as if it were impossible to fail.

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Re: Holy Havarti
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 12:41:45 PM »
Thanks everyone on your great comments. Now i need to keep my makes consistent! That I fear will be the hard part. I hope my notes are detailed enough to keep things repeatable.