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Firm Cheese

Examples of Firm Cheese

  • Gruyere
  • Cheddar
  • Beaufort
  • Comte
  • Manchego
  • Pecorino
  • Gouda

Firm Cheese

The Firm cheese category is huge and full of the more commonly known families like Cheddar, Gouda and Swiss style cheeses.

Flavour Profile:

The flavours can range from rich and rustic to meaty and sharp. Herbaceous, nutty, caramel, earthy and spicy are just a few of the descriptors used to describe the flaour of some firm cheeses.

Appearance & Texture:

Firm cheese is not very pliable and will usually break and not crumble when bent. The paste is dense and ranges from holey to smooth. The colour varies from ivory to deep gold.


The aromas range from sweet and butterscotch to barny or gamy. Some even smell earthy or nutty.

Care & Storage:

Store firm cheeses in your vegetable crisper and change cheese wrap weekly.

How to Enjoy

Firm cheeses deserve a place on any great cheese plate. They are unequalled when it comes to adding sharpness to cooked dishes.
They can be eaten alone, with crackers or bread, melted, or used to enhance cooking.

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