Havilah is a hard, Italian mountain cheese made by Cherry Grove Farm in New Jersey, United States. The company follows a special procedure to produce their cheese, which involves maturing it in caves for a minimum of 6 months. In addition, they make sure the cheese making process starts in mid-April when the grasses feed the cows better and the milk supply is sufficient.
Havilah is a dense cheese with a beautiful, earthy black rind made from a layer of ash beneath which lies a dense, yellowish pate. Slightly pungent, this mouth-watering dense cheese reveals fruity tones of pineapple, citrus, and caramel. It is perfect for grating or meting on dishes such as pastas or crisps. If Havilah is aged beyond 16 months, it begins to develop granules giving the cheese a wonderful texture.
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