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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
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(8 reviews)
Murcia Al Vino - Wine Soaked Goat Cheese
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(4 reviews)
Imperial Appenzeller
Imperial Appenzeller
from Switzerland by Emmi

A fruity and delicate Swiss cheese made of whole milk washed in spices.

5(2 reviews)
Raclette
Raclette
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(2 reviews)
Tomme Brebis AOC Raw Milk
Ossau Iraty Tomme Brebis AOC
from France by Agour

A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.

5(1 review)
Swiss Gruyere
Swiss Gruyere
from Switzerland by Emmi

Sweet, nutty and pungent, Gruyere is one of the most versatile of cheeses, indispensable for your fondues.

4.9(8 reviews)
Comte - 5 months
Comte - 5 months
from France by Fromage Marquis

The most popular cheese of France has a unique salty-sweet flavor combination, with hazelnut overtones.

4.7(12 reviews)
Provolone Piccante Cheese, Aged 10 Months
Provolone Piccante Cheese - 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.

4.7(3 reviews)
Tete De Moine
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!

4.7(3 reviews)
Pecorino Toscano Fresco
Pecorino Toscano Fresco
from Italy by Tuscany

A mild and young sheep's milk cheese made in Tuscany.

4.7(3 reviews)
Smoked Gouda
Smoked Gouda
from United States by Taste Holland

A flavorful robust smoked version of the world-famous Gouda.

4.7(3 reviews)
Shropshire Blue Cheese
Shropshire Blue Cheese
from United Kingdom by Thistle Hill

A sharp blue cheese similar to Stilton.

4.7(3 reviews)
Comte St. Antoine AOC - Aged 10-14 Months
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.

4.5(2 reviews)
Cantalet Young
Cantalet Young
from France by Livradois

A cheddar-like cheese from the Auverge region, with a mildly sharp taste and smooth texture.

4.5(2 reviews)
Jarlsberg Wheel
Jarlsberg Cheese
from Norway by Jarlsberg

This mild cheese resembles Emmentaler and Gruyere, but has a splendidly sweet flavor with nutty notes and a fruity aftertaste.

4.3(3 reviews)
Old Amsterdam Premium Aged Gouda Cheese
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.

Emmi Swiss Cheese
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.

Super Sharp Vintage Cheddar Cheese - Aged Over 3 Years
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.

Manchego D.O.P. 3 months
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
Sancho Panza Manchego - Aged 3 Months
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
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
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.

Queso Oxaca
Queso Oxaca
from United States by Don Froylan

A testament to the art of Mexican cheese-making and the vibrant flavors of Oaxacan cuisine, you’ll love the unique texture of this mild cheese.

Widmer's Specialty Brick Cheese
Widmer's Specialty Brick Cheese
from United States by Widmer's Cheese Cellars

Mild with a slightly tangy finish, this specialty cheese is as versatile as it is delicious!

Queso de Cabra al Romero
Cabra Romero Goat Cheese
from Spain by Montesinos

Blue di Bufala
Blue di Bufala
from Italy by Quattro Portoni

Crafted exclusively from buffalo milk this cheese offers a distinct and refined flavor profile.

Reading Raclette Cheese | Gourmet Food Store
Reading Raclette
from United States by Spring Brook Farms

Provolone Piccante - Aged 12 Months
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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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