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 »

A long list of cheeses fall under the category of unprocessed or "all-natural," including Havarti, Swiss, Colby, Gruyere, Manchego and most Cheddars. Additionally, Parmesan, goat cheese, Limburger, Provolone and Gouda ar... More »

The top-selling cheeses in America are mozzarella, cheddar, Parmesan, Jack and Swiss, according to the Foodservice Research Institute. Combined, these cheeses account for 67 percent of the cheese sold across the nation. ... More »

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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