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 »

Fresh cheeses are soft and moist, while aged cheeses are hard and dry. The color varies as well, with fresh cheese tending to have a whiter, more milk-like appearance than the darker colors that come with aging cheese. More »

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 »

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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