The Village Cheese Company

Creamy Havarti - The Village Cheese Company

The Amber Ale version is made in the Havarti-style, but with the addition of twice as much cream and beer brewed locally in the Okanagan.

Made by The Village Cheese Company

The Village Cheese Company is a small, family-owned business that takes great pride in making artisan cheese. Using natural ingredients only, their cheese is made with local whole milk from the Okanagan Valley. From pasteurization to packaging, all is done at their cheese plant.

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About this cheese

The cheeses made by The Village Cheese Company use locally-sourced whole milk from the Okanagan Valley, and are handcrafted using traditional methods. This cheese is semi-soft and creamy to the mouth. The flavour and aroma have undertones of brine and butter. Two delicious versions exist by adding locally-produced Amber Ale and Gewürztraminer.

Pair it with...


Pair with light beers.

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Serve with sourdough or rye breads.

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Pair with a light red wine, such as Merlot.

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Serve with blanched fresh snap peas.

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Additional Information

Family Havarti
Texture Semi-soft
Province British Columbia
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Thermalized
Moisture 40%
Milk fat 38%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese


Havarti and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.

Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.


Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Havarti cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

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