Armadale Farm

Havarti - Armadale

Armadale Havarti is flexible in texture and has a taste that starts off smooth, with a slightly salty finish.

Made by Armadale Farm

Originally from Holland, Joseph and Regina Duivenvoorden immigrated to Sussex, New Brunswick, and began cheese making in 1986. Today, their daughter Hetty and her husband Ian Smyth, run the farm and maintain the family tradition of using milk from their own herd of Holstein cows to produce artisanal Canadian cheese.

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About this cheese

The bright and buttery aroma of Havarti makes it tempting to cheese lovers. Armadale Havarti is flexible in texture and has a taste that starts off smooth, with a slightly salty finish. Also available with the addition of Basil and Onion.

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 Pinot Noir.

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Serve with blanched fresh snap peas.

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Additional Information

Family Havarti
Texture Semi-soft
Province New Brunswick
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 36%
Milk fat 33%
Distribution Provincial

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 seal 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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