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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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Swiss Emmental
from Switzerland by Emmi
Holey with a sweet aroma and a fruity, pungent flavor, similar to Gruyere with a texture that is firm but pliable.
5 out of 5 stars rating (8 reviews)
Murcia Al Vino - Wine Soaked Goat Cheese
from Spain
Made from the Spanish Murcia goat's milk this is similar to Manchego cheese, but soaked with wine.
5 out of 5 stars rating (4 reviews)
Petit Basque
from France by Pyrenee'From
A young mild sheep's milk cheese from France.
5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Imperial Appenzeller
from Switzerland by Emmi
A fruity and delicate Swiss cheese made of whole milk washed in spices.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
from France by Schmidhauser
Raw cow’s milk cheese with a pronounced nutty flavor and firm texture, creamy-delicious when melted.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
from France by Livradois
Traditionally melted over a fire and the soft cheese scraped onto a plate, this is a staple in French alpine cuisine.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Tomme Brebis AOC Raw Milk
from France by Agour
A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Swiss Gruyere
from Switzerland by Emmi
Sweet, nutty and pungent, Gruyere is one of the most versatile of cheeses, indispensable for your fondues.
5 out of 5 stars rating (8 reviews)
Comte - 5 months
from France by Fromage Marquis
The most popular cheese of France has a unique salty-sweet flavor combination, with hazelnut overtones.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (12 reviews)
Ricotta Salata
from Italy by Fromage Marquis
A unique Italian ricotta with firm texture and salt-hinted flavor, ready to shave over salads, meats and veggies.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (6 reviews)
Provolone Piccante Cheese, Aged 10 Months
from Italy by Caseificio Montorso
A sharper, spicier version of the classic Provolone, this is aged for about 10 months to develop that robust flavor.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Cabrales DO - Asturias
from Spain by Asturias
This Spanish famous blue cheese has a tangy sharp taste .
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Tete De Moine
from Switzerland by Emmi
Bold and piquant cheese also known as Bellelay; strong nutty and fruity flavors, best enjoyed shaved. Very pungent!
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Pecorino Toscano Fresco
from Italy by Tuscany
A mild and young sheep's milk cheese made in Tuscany.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Smoked Gouda
from United States by Taste Holland
A flavorful robust smoked version of the world-famous Gouda.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (3 reviews)
Cantalet Young
from France by Livradois
A cheddar-like cheese from the Auverge region, with a mildly sharp taste and smooth texture.
4.5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Comte St. Antoine AOC - Aged 10-14 Months
from France by Marcel Petite
A fruity Comte cheese with a supple and oily texture and a fruity flavor.
4 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
Tomme de Savoie
from France by Schmidhauser
This semi-hard cow's milk cheese from the Alps has an earthy profile with hints of meadow flowers and nuts.
3.5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
Old Amsterdam Premium Aged Gouda Cheese
from Netherlands by Old Amsterdam
This award-winning buttery orange premium Gouda from The Netherlands is a cheeseplate classic.
Super Sharp Vintage Cheddar Cheese - Aged Over 3 Years
from Canada by Old Quebec
A super sharp Canadian cheddar with wonderful caramel notes and a butter, crumbly flavor that's never cloying.
Emmi Swiss Cheese
from Switzerland by Emmi
The classic holey Swiss cheese, this nutty and buttery cheese is great for melting on a gourmet grilled cheese.
Manchego D.O.P. 3 months
from Spain by Campomancha
A classic Spanish Manchego made of sheep's milk, aged only for about 3 months for a mild flavor and subtle aroma.
Manchego Semicured 75 days maturity
from Spain 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.
Comte St. Antoine AOC - Aged 24 Months
from France by Marcel Petite
This aged Comte St. Antoine from Marcel Petite is a rich, flavorful cheese.
El Antiguo de Castilla - Mixed Milk Cheese
from Spain by La Antigua
Aged for five months, this delightful cheese is made from a 50-50 fusion of sheep and cow’s milk.
Murcia al Vino
from Spain by Palancares
Made from the milk of Spanish Murciano-Granadina goats, Murcia al Vino is firm, buttery and full-bodied.
5 out of 5 stars rating (2 reviews)
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Fiscalini Purple Moon - Wine Soaked Cheddar
from United States by Fiscalini
A delightful purple-rinded cheddar that's been soaked in a Californian Cabernet for a unique, fruity finish
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
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Monterey Jack, Dry - Aged 10 Months
from United States by Vella Cheese
A classic American cheese, dry-aged 10 months for a firm, straw-hued paste and sweet nutty flavor.
5 out of 5 stars rating (1 review)
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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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