The term "hard cheese" refers to a wide range of cheeses with tastes that vary from mild to pungent. Generally manufactured from pasteurized or raw milk, these aged cheeses are ideal for grating or crumbling. More »

Aged gouda is a fine example of a hard cheese, defined as one with a texture ranging from elastic at room temperature to hard enough to grate, according to the American Cheese Society. A Dutch specialty, gouda has a shar... More »

Cheeses harden because the aging process depletes moisture. The longer a cheese is aged, the harder it is. Hard cheeses may be aged or ripened by bacteria or mold. More »

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The plural of cheese is cheeses. Cheese is a food that primarily consists of curd, which is the semisolid substance formed when milk curdles or coagulates. More »

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There are many types of unprocessed cheeses, such as Swiss, Havarti, Gruyere, Stilton, Provolone, Parmesan and Gouda. However, all cheeses can be processed. Customers should read the ingredient label to known if the chee... More »

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The consistency of most cheeses changes dramatically when frozen. Consequently, food experts strongly advise against freezing cheese, especially of the softer and artisinal varieties. However, certain harder cheeses may ... More »

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Hard cheeses can be frozen for up to 3 months according to Consumer Reports. Other types of dairy, including cream, milk, butter and yogurt may also be frozen. All food items should be frozen on or before their expiratio... More »