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