|Havarti Antipasto Plate|
On my last shopping trip, I saw some small individually wrapped pieces of white cheese. I grabbed them thinking that it was Monterey jack or mozzarella which both I like equally. I was pleasantly surprised to find on my first bite that this cheese was something new, Havarti cheese.
Havarti cheese is a Danish table cheese that can be grilled, melted or served plainly sliced. What I love most about this cheese is its sweet buttery taste and aroma. Most likely this cheese came to my store by way of Wisconsin and is considered to be a cheese that virtually everyone likes. I bet cooking with cheese is quite delightful. Of course, on my next shopping trip, I intend to get more to specifically make some gourmet grilled Havarti cheese sandwiches.
Cheese has gotten a bad rap nutritionally-wise, because of its saturated fat content. For the past 30 years, it has been promoted that saturated fat was a major cause of heart disease. Yet most recently, medical reports are saying that saturated fats do not lead to heart disease. In fact, saturated fats are an important component in white blood cells and white blood cells identify and destroy foreign invaders in the human body such as viruses, fungi, and bacteria. So essentially saturated fats play a role in our immune health.
With that being said Havarti cheese is going to be a new favorite in my household. I am very curious to make my famous macaroni and cheese with this cheese.