Semi Hard CheeseThe process of making semi hard cheeses is by pressing the curds to remove most of the moisture from the whey, rendering them solid. A lot of the cheeses in this category are covered in a wax rind, like Gouda or Cheddar, or sometimes even covered in cloth. The flavor tends to go into the buttery range, with hazelnut, savory tones that never get too tangy - like fresh cheeses - or too salty - like hard cheeses. Discover old favorites and new picks below!
Semi-hard or semi-firm cheeses tend to melt quite easily just like semi-soft cheeses, and tend have milder flavors. It's easily sliced but also good for grating - it will stick a bit to the grater, because it does contain some moisture. Prime examples include some our customers' favorite cheeses like Cheddar, Asiago, Cantal, Comte, Edam, Gruyere, Idiazabal, Jarlsberg, Mahon and Manchego. Semi-hard (or semi-firm) cheeses usually become crumblier and more pungent as they age, but while young they are firm and flavorful. While semi-soft cheeses are moist and creamy, semi-hard cheeses tend to be on the drier side, but not hard and crumbly, just firm and pliable and dense. Buy delicious semi hard cheese online at Gourmet Food Store and discover this wonderful category of cheese! Palate-pleasing, mild and flavorful, semi hard cheeses are perfect for all sorts of applications - a great cheese board, a dessert cheese plate, sliced into a yummy sandwich or even melted into a fondue or a classic casserole. It's the type of cheese you can easily take on a picnic in the spring, or melt over a fondue in the winter - so versatile! We source our semi hard cheese from around the world, from artisan producers that take pride in their craft and produce delicious cheeses. They're shipped to you overnight for ultimate freshness, using special packaging.
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