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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The perfect accompaniment to red wine, this semihard Spanish cheese is made from cow, goat and sheep milk
from United States
A firm cheddar-like cheese with mild, sweet flavor and nutty aroma, great for snacking, grating and melting.
A bold aged cheese from Spain, rubbed with paprika, with smoky flavors and a grateable texture.
A fruity and delicate Swiss cheese made of whole milk washed in spices.
A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.
The absolutely incredibly Dutch cheese made by a small coop in The Netherlands.
A blue cheese from the Auvergne region of France.
A mild and young sheep's milk cheese made in Tuscany.
This Spanish famous blue cheese has a tangy sharp taste .
A cheddar-like cheese from the Auverge region, with a mildly sharp taste and smooth texture.
by Caseificio Montorso
A sharper, spicier version of the classic Provolone, this is aged for about 10 months to develop that robust 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.
by Fromage Marquis
A firm and buttery cheese from Lombary, similar to Fontina.
A sweet and nutty French cheese made in the style of Swiss Alpine cheeses, perfect for melting.
An alpine cheese from Savoie made from specially-cared for Tarine cows.
by Old Quebec
A super sharp Canadian cheddar with wonderful caramel notes and a butter, crumbly flavor that's never cloying.
by Marcel Petite
A fruity Comte cheese with a supple and oily texture and a fruity flavor.
A classic Spanish Manchego made of sheep's milk, aged only for about 3 months for a mild flavor and subtle aroma.
A great artisan cheese from La Mancha, this is made from raw goat's milk cheese, cured with rich red Cencibel wine.
by El Piconero
Aged for a year, this popular Spanish cheese from sheep's milk has a richer and deeper flavor than younger versions.
by Marcel Petite
This aged Comte St. Antoine from Marcel Petite is a rich, flavorful cheese.
An ancient monastery soft cheese with a deliciously tangy kick.
Made from the milk of Spanish Murciano-Granadina goats, Murcia al Vino is firm, buttery and full-bodied.
from United States
A delightful purple-rinded cheddar that's been soaked in a Californian Cabernet for a unique, fruity finish
A young Manchego from the La Prudenciana Estate in la Mancha.
A sheep's milk cheese bathed in sea salt and aged in wood cellars for thirty days.
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.