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
The absolutely incredibly Dutch cheese made by a small coop in The Netherlands.
An ancient monastery soft cheese with a deliciously tangy kick.
A bold aged cheese from Spain, rubbed with paprika, with smoky flavors and a grateable texture.
from United States
A delightful purple-rinded cheddar that's been soaked in a Californian Cabernet for a unique, fruity finish
from United States
by Vella Cheese
A classic American cheese, dry-aged 10 months for a firm, straw-hued paste and sweet nutty flavor.
A mild and young sheep's milk cheese made in Tuscany.
A blue cheese from the Auvergne region of France.
from United States
Soaked in beer, this malty, hop-spiked cheddar is great for casual night snacking, dips, burgers and more.
by Old Amsterdam
This award-winning buttery orange premium Gouda from The Netherlands is a cheeseplate classic.
The Swiss fondue cheese by tradition, this cave-aged Gruyere is nutty, rich and pleasantly spicy.
This Spanish famous blue cheese has a tangy sharp taste .
by Caseificio Montorso
A sharper, spicier version of the classic Provolone, this is aged for about 10 months to develop that robust flavor.
A sweet and nutty French cheese made in the style of Swiss Alpine cheeses, perfect for melting.
by Fromage Marquis
A firm and buttery cheese from Lombary, similar to Fontina.
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.
Made by the biggest cheese making company in France, Chaumes is a very popular cheese with hints of nuts.
The classic holey Swiss cheese, this nutty and buttery cheese is great for melting on a gourmet grilled cheese.
A fruity and delicate Swiss cheese made of whole milk washed in spices.
by Marcel Petite
A fruity Comte cheese with a supple and oily texture and a fruity flavor.
A cheddar-like cheese from the Auverge region, with a mildly sharp taste and smooth texture.
A young Manchego from the La Prudenciana Estate in la Mancha, this cheese is soft and elastic with a lovely mild flavor.
This semi-hard cow's milk cheese from the Alps has an earthy profile with hints of meadow flowers and nuts.
A classic Spanish Manchego made of sheep's milk, aged only for about 3 months for a mild flavor and subtle aroma.
An oily and crumbly premium aged Manchego from the La Prudenciana Estate In La Mancha, this is wonderfully bold and nutty.
A mild sheep's milk cheese with a light aroma.
A great artisan cheese from La Mancha, this is made from raw goat's milk cheese, cured with rich red Cencibel wine.
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.