Semi Hard Cheese
The 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!
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Holey with a sweet aroma and a fruity, pungent flavor, similar to Gruyere with a texture that is firm but pliable.
Made from the Spanish Murcia goat's milk this is similar to Manchego cheese, but soaked with wine.
A young mild sheep's milk cheese from France.
Made from the milk of Spanish Murciano-Granadina goats, Murcia al Vino is firm, buttery and full-bodied.
A fruity and delicate Swiss cheese made of whole milk washed in spices.
Traditionally melted over a fire and the soft cheese scraped onto a plate, this is a staple in French alpine cuisine.
A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.
Sweet, nutty and pungent, Gruyere is one of the most versatile of cheeses, indispensable for your fondues.
This Spanish famous blue cheese has a tangy sharp taste .
Bold and piquant cheese also known as Bellelay; strong nutty and fruity flavors, best enjoyed shaved. Very pungent!
from United States
by Taste Holland
A flavorful robust smoked version of the world-famous Gouda.
by Fromage Marquis
A unique Italian ricotta with firm texture and salt-hinted flavor, ready to shave over salads, meats and veggies.
by Caseificio Montorso
A sharper, spicier version of the classic Provolone, this is aged for about 10 months to develop that robust flavor.
from United Kingdom
by Thistle Hill
A sharp blue cheese similar to Stilton.
A cheddar-like cheese from the Auverge region, with a mildly sharp taste and smooth texture.
This mild cheese resembles Emmentaler and Gruyere, but has a splendidly sweet flavor with nutty notes and a fruity aftertaste.
by Marcel Petite
A fruity Comte cheese with a supple and oily texture and a fruity flavor.
This semi-hard cow's milk cheese from the Alps has an earthy profile with hints of meadow flowers and nuts.
by Old Amsterdam
This award-winning buttery orange premium Gouda from The Netherlands is a cheeseplate classic.
A sweet and nutty French cheese made in the style of Swiss Alpine cheeses, perfect for melting.
by Old Quebec
A super sharp Canadian cheddar with wonderful caramel notes and a butter, crumbly flavor that's never cloying.
The classic holey Swiss cheese, this nutty and buttery cheese is great for melting on a gourmet grilled cheese.
A classic Spanish Manchego made of sheep's milk, aged only for about 3 months for a mild flavor and subtle aroma.
by El Piconero
A firm sheep's milk cheese aged for at least 3 months, with a buttery texture and a distinct and rich flavor.
by Marcel Petite
This aged Comte St. Antoine from Marcel Petite is a rich, flavorful cheese.
by La Antigua
Aged for five months, this delightful cheese is made from a 50-50 fusion of sheep and cow’s milk.
Conveniently packaged pre-sliced Raclette makes enjoying this classic Swiss cheese faster and easier than ever!
from United States
A delightful purple-rinded cheddar that's been soaked in a Californian Cabernet for a unique, fruity finish
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.