HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

What other uses for Havarti Dill Cheese?

I have a big block of this cheese in my refrigerator and I always seem to only use it on tuna sandwiches.

What other things can I make or use this cheese for?

Thank you!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. - grilled cheese (with or without honey mustard)
    - cheesy eggs
    - cheese 'n crackers

    1. quesadillas with smoked salmon.

      1. Angel Hair Pasta and Havarti Cream Sauce
        Chicken With Havarti Cheese Sauce
        Baked Penne with Havarti
        Cauliflower Cheese

        Frankly, because Havarti is a wonderful melting cheese it can be used as you would Fontina, Swiss, Gruyere, and the like...the dill flavor gives the dish another flavor component.

        1. Hmmm. with dill. Not sure this will work because I usually use plain Havarti, but I like it melted on a salami or corned beef sandwich with some whole grain or dijon mustard. You can use a kaiser roll, bagel, bialy, etc. I like to make open faced sandwiches and toast/broil them for a couple min in the toaster oven.

          Could also make a cheese sub with Swiss, Gouda, Monterey Jack, etc. on a baguette with mayo, dijon, lettuce & tomato.

          1. Wow! Thanks everyone! I don't know where to start! :)

            1. High Rise Herb Biscuits (from Cooks Country)
              Ingredients
              2 cups all-purpose flour
              1 tablespoon sugar
              1 tablespoon baking powder
              1 teaspoon baking soda
              1/2 teaspoon salt
              1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
              6 tablespoons unsalted butter (3 T chilled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces and 3 T melted)
              1/2 cup shredded dill havarti cheese
              1/2 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
              3/4 cup cottage cheese
              1/2 cup whole milk
              1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
              2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
              Directions
              1Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees.
              2Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
              3Pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne, chilled butter, Havarti, and Parmesan in food processor until mixture resembles wet sand -- about 10 one second pulses.
              4Transfer to large bowl.
              5Process cottage cheese, milk, dill and lemon juice in food processor until smooth.
              6Stir cottage cheese mixture into flour mixture until well combined.
              7On lightly floured work space, knead dough until smooth, 8 to 10 kneads.
              8Pay dough into 7 inch circle about 1 inch thick.
              9Using 2 inch biscuit cutter dipped in flour, cut out rounds of dough and invert onto prepared baking sheet.
              10Gather remaining dough and pat into 1 inch thick circle and cut out remaining biscuits.
              11Bake until golden brown, 13 to 15 minutes.
              12Remove from oven and brush tops with melted butter.
              13Cool 5 minutes.
              14Serve warm or hot.
              15The biscuits will keep at room temperature for up to one day.

              They are REALLY good!

              2 Replies
              1. re: cholderby

                Oooh, how nice! They sound REALLY good and quite tempting, I agree. :)

                1. re: cholderby

                  Thanks! I am going to definately try these!

                2. I would use it to make macaroni and cheese, since it melts to such a creamy consistency!

                  1. Reubens
                    Corned Beef or Pastrami Sandwichs (hot or cold)

                    1. I sometimes use Dill Havarti with sauteed mushrooms and chopped pimento green olives for making omelettes. I top them with a dollop of sour cream and finish the top with a couple of whole pimento green olives; parsely on the side. Pretty popular in our house.

                      1. I used to stuff chicken breasts with it, roll them in crumbs and bake.

                        1. Interesting to read all these recipes---I have never cooked with Dill Havarti at all as it is my favorite cheese just for grabbing a piece of with some crackers. Add a glass of cold V-8 and call it "lunch".

                          1. I get a sandwich at a local restaurant that is sliced turkey, dill havarti and herbed mayo on a ciabatta roll. I'm not sure what's in the herbed mayo, but the whole thing is yummy. I had earlier this week and had to run out for dill havarti and ciabatta rolls to re-created it as best as I could.

                            1. I love grilled chicken topped with ortega chile, fill havarti, and sauteed mushrooms

                              1. It would taste great in a quiche! Pair it with shallots, tomato, zucchini - so many options.