Danish Baked Havarti Bread Bowl

Channel cozy, hygge Scandi vibes for your next snackboard! Havarti is a buttery, rich, cow’s milk cheese imported from Denmark that melts beautifully. In this fun interactive snack we bake it in a hearty loaf and serve it with classic Danish accompaniments for dipping or spreading.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Danish
Servings 10


  • 1 small loaf pumpernickel or rye bread
  • 2 cups grated imported Havarti cheese
  • 2 TB melted butter
  • 1 large apple sliced
  • 1 cup steamed brussels sprouts or broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup cubed ham
  • ½ cup cornichons or pickle slices
  • ½ cup halved radishes
  • Small bowls of lingonberry jam or chunky cranberry sauce and grainy mustard for topping
  • Several sprigs of fresh diil for garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • Use a serrated knife to cut across the top dome of the bread, about 5 to 6 inches across, leaving a 1/2 inch perimeter of bread on all sides. Scoop out some of the center of the bread with a large metal spoon. Cube the trimmed and scooped bread and toss with melted butter.
  • Fill the hollowed out loaf of bread with grated imported Havarti cheese and bake on a foil lined pan for ~ 15 minutes or until the cheese is soft and melted through. Add the buttered bread cubes to the baking sheet to toast for the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Arrange toasted bread cubes, apple slices, cubed ham, brussels sprouts or broccoli, radishes, cornichons, and garnishes on a platter with the warm stuffed loaf. Serve with a small serrated knife for scooping, slicing and enjoying!
Keyword cheese fondue, danish havarti