Creamy Havarti Crab Melts

Wisconsin Cheese Creamy Havarti Crab Melts Recipe
Active Time
20 Minutes



Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Havarti can be used in this recipe.


  1. Combine the crabmeat, mayonnaise, celery, red onion, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Place muffins on an ungreased baking sheet. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Top each muffin half with crab mixture; sprinkle with havarti. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with chives.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

Havarti was first made popular in Denmark. Many cheesemakers in Wisconsin produce a cheese similar to its Danish cousin. The Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed a Wisconsin-style havarti that is more firm and buttery than other types.

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