made some havarti a while back, almost 2 months. its---very ugly. mold and bumpy. but, i thought eh, I will let it age in the cave and see what happens. tonight i got brave and hacked off a hunk, sliced off the ugly parts and timidly brought it to my lips.
its goooood. the areas closest to where i cut off the mold topping is smooth and softer, the inside is still whiter and more firm/dry. this was made with raw goat's milk. I believe I hit my temps a few high during the make.
sooo, how can I know if this is deadly or not? its got a flavor like a mild parmesean sort of, but not like bad sour. I have 4 wheels of this stuff--2 like this, and 2 that are less tan and more fuzzy. this wheel is a buckskin/tannish color.