Gourmet Burgers with Dofino Havarti Cheese

Grilled gourmet Dofino Havarti Burger
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What happens when you add creamy Arla Dofino® Havarti to your burger?  It explodes with flavor. Havarti’s soft texture makes it great for melting and the mild, buttery cheese has a slightly nutty flavor that pairs well with burgers. Check out this recipe the chefs at ARLA created just for Char-Broil and tell us if you don’t agree.

Gourmet Burgers with Dofino Havarti Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: PT15-20M

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 burger per person

Calories per serving: ~

Fat per serving: ~


  • 1 pound minced lean steak/beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped finely
  • small bunch fresh parsley or other herb of your choice, finely chopped
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 ounce pack Dofino® Havarti cheese, cut into slices


  1. Combine meat with onion, chopped herbs and seasoning, mix well and then use enough of the beaten egg to bind mixture.
  2. Form into 4 rounds and pat into a burger shape.
  3. Heat grill to medium hot.
  4. Cook burgers, turning occasionally to ensure even browning and cooking.
  5. When the burgers are just ready, (USDA 160°F internal temperature) layer slices of Dofino Havarti, return to heat and allow cheese to melt.
  6. Serve on a roll.


5 thoughts on “Gourmet Burgers with Dofino Havarti Cheese

  1. Thanks for this recipe.
    I will be shopping for this cheese this afternoon and making the burgers this weekend.

    1. Hiya — check out instruction #2 — “Use enough of the egg to bind the ingredients together….” So glad you mentioned this – I forget steps all the time when following recipes and wow…does that mess things up in the end!

  2. This evening I did up the burgers as instructed but added with the egg a glass of Guinness Stout into the mixture which I let sit in the fridge for about an hour before placing on the grill. When cooked to the temp, I placed the cheese on and melted it and when melted I removed it from the heat and let stand for about five minutes.
    I plated the burgers with a “Celtic Flare” with veggies and fris that were grilled and attacked the burger. What a combo of tastes…fantastic from my taste buds I might add!
    Give it a try and be sure to have an additional ice cold pint or two to wash oit all down!
    Middletown, NY

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