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 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 »

Hard cheese is a term used to describe a well-aged pungent cheese with a dry, crumbly texture that makes it suitable for grating and cooking. If hard cheese develops a small area of surface mold, it is easily scraped off... More »

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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 »

While hard cheese can stay out of the refrigerator and get warm without any safety issues, soft cheeses require more refrigeration. Cheeses such as ricotta and mozzarella should not be left out of refrigeration for more ... More »

Soft cheeses begin to grow mold within one week of being opened. Semi-soft cheeses, such as mozzarella, Monterey Jack and feta, last about two to three weeks without mold. Firm cheeses, such as Cheddar, Colby and Swiss, ... More »

Lists of low-fat cheeses are available on RD.com, Prevention.com and Self.com, as of 2015. These lists feature cheeses that are naturally low in fat, as well as cheeses that have been processed to contain less fat. More »

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