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 »

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 »

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 »

Low-sodium cheeses are suitable for low-sodium diets, according to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Cheeses such as cream cheese, mozzarella and ricotta cheese are all low-sodium alternatives fo... More »

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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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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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