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Semi Soft Cheese

We have a (semi) soft spot for these cheeses! Discover our selection of semi-soft cheese from around the world, and find out what it means when a cheese is classified as "semi-soft". To officially classify as a semi-soft cheese, the water content must be under 45% and above 36%. This is a super varied category of cheeses, including cheeses made from different milks - goat, cow, sheep and buffalo (even mixed).
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Danish Blue Cheese
Danish Blue Cheese
from Denmark by GourmetFoodStore.com

A deliciously rich and creamy blue-veined cheese from Denmark.

5(15 reviews)
Roquefort Papillon - Black Label
Roquefort Papillon - Black Label
from France by Papillon

Enjoy this divine French classic with its robust flavors and velvety texture

5(4 reviews)
Mahon Reserva - 12 Months
Mahon Reserva - 12 Months
from Spain by Menorca

A bold aged cheese from Spain, rubbed with paprika, with smoky flavors and a grateable texture.

5(4 reviews)
Tetilla Campobello
Tetilla Campobello
from Spain by Fromage Marquis

This creamy cheese with mild tangy flavor from Spain is a perfect addition to a cheese board.

5(3 reviews)
Mahon DO - 4 months
Mahon DO - 4 months
from Spain by Menorca

A fruity cow's milk cheese produced in the Spanish island of Minorca.

5(3 reviews)
Maytag Blue
Maytag Blue
from United States by Maytag

A piquant American blue cheese produced by hand in Iowa since 1941.

5(2 reviews)
English Waxed Rind Stilton
English Waxed Rind Stilton
from United Kingdom by Tuxford/Tubbet

Lighter than Gorgonzola, richer than Danish Blue, this English Blue is just right.

5(2 reviews)
Roquefort Carles AOC (pre order)
Roquefort Societe Bee
from France by Societe Bee

Tangy, cave-aged sheep's milk cheese from France, peppered with blue veins

5(1 review)
Fresh Smoked Mozzarella
Fresh Smoked Mozzarella
from United States by Mamma’s Cheese

Fresh smoked mozzarella made from scratch in an Italian market, smoked to enhance its natural flavor

4.9(7 reviews)
Sottocenere Al Tartufo
Sottocenere Al Tartufo
from Italy by Veneto

A true gourmet Italian cheese, Sottocenere is firm and mild, gloriously infused with the flavor and aroma of luxurious Italian black truffles.

4.9(7 reviews)
Livarot Grain D''orge
Petit Livarot AOC Graindorge
from France by Graindorge

One of France's oldest cheeses, Livarot is a rich and complex cheese from Normandy, pungent and bold, creamy and smooth.

4.8(20 reviews)
Fresh Mozzarella - Fior Di Latte
Fresh Mozzarella - Fior Di Latte
from United States by Mamma’s Cheese

With a name meaning "milk's flower," this cow's milk mozzarella has a spongy texture and fresh, creamy taste

4.7(10 reviews)
Fourme D'Ambert
Fourme D'Ambert
from France by Laqueuille

A blue cheese from the Auvergne region of France.

4.7(9 reviews)
Saint Nectaire Laitier
Saint Nectaire Laitier
from France by Livradois

A mild cow's milk cheese with an aftertaste of spices and nuts.

4.7(3 reviews)
Fontina
Fontina
from Italy by Val d'Aosta

The classic fondue cheese from the Aosta Valley of France.

4.5(2 reviews)
Gruyere Cheese - Cave-Aged 12 Months
Gruyere Cheese - Cave-Aged 12 Months
from Switzerland by Emmi

The Swiss fondue cheese by tradition, this cave-aged Gruyere is nutty, rich and pleasantly spicy.

Chaumes
Chaumes
from France by Fromage Marquis

Made by the biggest cheese making company in France, Chaumes is a very popular cheese with hints of nuts.

San Simon DO
San Simon DOP Spanish Cheese
from Spain by Fromage Marquis

A brilliant yellow-orange, carefully smoked Spanish cheese that delivers a mild buttery and smoky taste.

Brillat Savarin (pre order)
Brillat Savarin
from France by Lincet

Soft triple crème cheese with a downy rind and subtle flavor.

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

For a delicious taste of tradition, be sure to try this creamy Aged Brick cheese from Widmer’s!

Colston Bassett Stilton
Colston Bassett Stilton
from United Kingdom by Neal's Yard Dairy

Enjoy the iconic tang of blue cheese with this exquisite Stilton from one of England’s finest producers.

Roquefort A.O.P.
Roquefort A.O.P.
from France by Rodolphe Le Meunier

Known as the King of Cheeses, this delightful blue offers a bold, tangy taste perfect for cooking or the cheese board.

Bay Blue
Bay Blue
from United States by Point Reyes

This California blue cheese is renowned for its creamy texture and complex flavor profile.

Maia
Maia
from United States by Briar Rose Creamery

This washed rind cheese offers a soft custardy interior highlighted by notes of clotted cream and sweet melon.

King's Ransom
King's Ransom
from United States by Roelli Cheese Haus

A delicious twist on a classic Beir Kase, this cider washed cheese has a delightfully soft paste balanced by a tangy, edible rind.

Monte Enebro
Monte Enebro
from Spain by Queserias del Tietar

Somewhere between chèvre and blue cheese, this log from master cheesemaker Rafael Baez and his daughter is a must-have for your next cheeseboard.

Sottocenere al Tartufo Truffled Cheese
Sottocenere al Tartufo Truffled Cheese
from Italy by Latteria Moro

Goat Milk Gouda
Goat Milk Gouda
from United States by Central Coast Creamery

Central Coast Creamery takes this classic to new heights by infusing it with the distinct qualities of goat milk.

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About Semi-Soft Cheese

Semi soft is usually a name used for cheeses in the ripened category, usually with a starter culture either intentionally added or present naturally in the ripening process. They have a high moisture content, about 40-50% water, so not as high as soft cheeses, but rendering them creamy and mostly soft. They’re made with whole milk, and are usually young, aged about 30 to 90 days. While soft cheeses are usually spreadable, semi-soft cheeses can be spread with a little effort, but also cubed and sliced easily. They’re pliable and smooth, as opposed to hard cheeses, but are not unctuous. They melt easily, thanks to that moisture, and can broiled or browned as well. Their flavor can vary dramatically, but they blend well with other cheeses, since they tend to be young and mild.

Types of Semi Soft Cheese

There are two main types of semi soft cheeses:

  • Interior-ripened cheeses, where the aging starts from within, is one example.
  • Surface-ripened or washed ring, where the aging starts from the outside.

Choose from classic picks like Mozzarella, or rare finds like Petit Livarot from France! This category of cheese includes some great cheeseboard selections, and a great array of flavors and textures. A perfect example of a semi soft cheese is Mozzarella di Buffala, a smooth cheese with an elastic and pliable texture.

Semi soft cheese list:

  • Roquefort
  • Stilton
  • Manchego
  • Gorgonzola
  • Gouda
  • Provolone
  • Edam
  • Havarti
  • Fontina

You'll find semi-soft blue cheese, semi-soft sheep's milk cheese, goat cheese, even buffalo milk cheese!

How To Serve

Semi-soft cheeses have a very good melting characteristic, so they are great for cooking and ideal for sandwiches, grilled cheese, casseroles, and pizzas. They're great to slice, some melting easily and great for grilled cheeses, some of the crumblier variety perfect for salads. Serve semi-soft cheeses in fondues, add them to savory tarts and quiches, crumble over hot and cold salads, or just take your favorite and serve them on a cheese plate. You can't go wrong!

Semi Soft Cheese Questions And Answers

Q:How long does semi soft cheese last?
A:Semi soft cheeses last one to three weeks, refrigerated.
Q:Can semi-soft cheese be frozen?
A:Yes, all cheeses can be frozen, however, the texture is usually altered once thawed, so only freeze semi soft cheeses when absolutely necessary.
Q:What are some examples of semi-soft cheeses?
A:Mozzarella is one of the best examples, while others include Roquefort, Swiss cheeses like Fontina, Gouda, Havarti, Edam and Provolone.
Q:What are semi soft cheeses?
A:Semi soft cheeses are ripened cheese with about 40-50% water content, made from full fat whole milk.
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