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Fresh Cheese

Examples of Fresh Cheese

  • Ricotta
  • Chevre
  • Feta
  • Cream Cheese
  • Quark
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Burrata

Fresh Cheese

Fresh cheese is often ready to eat within hours of being made and should be consumed within a few days. They have the lowest fat content of all the cheese categories.

Flavour Profile:

Young, fresh cheeses have high water content and often taste like the milk from which they are made. They can have acidic, buttery, citrusy, salty, lemony, sweet and tart flavours.

These mild, delicate cheeses are loved for their simple yet classic flavour.

Appearance & Texture:

Because fresh cheeses are not aged, their colour should look like the fresh milk from which they were made. Since they are rindless, there is no distinction between the interior and exterior.

The texture of fresh cheese ranges from creamy and spreadable, to soft and pliable, to crumbly.

Aroma:

Fresh cheeses smell fresh, clean, milky and citrusy.

Care & Storage:

These cheeses should be kept in air tight containers. Nearly all fresh cheeses are prone to quick spoilage, use within 5-7 days. If your fresh cheese comes in water or brine, keep it in the liquid it comes in.

How to Enjoy

Fresh cheeses are added to recipes to add texture, rather than flavour.
This transforms the simplest dishes into classics; like feta in a Greek salad, cream cheese with smoked salmon, mascarpone in tiramisu.

Fresh cheeses are at their best when melted or baked in classic dishes, such as feta in spanakopita, ricotta in ravioli, or mozzarella on pizza.
However, their high moisture content and loose texture means they fall apart in sauces and become tough when broiled too long.

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