Cheese For Dummies

So you’re looking to add a little bit of sophistication and finesse to your culinary style, huh? Well, let us introduce the concept of cheeses. Pretty much any classy adult has to have some basic knowledge of fine cheeses if he truly wants to be an esteemed member of society. There’s just one thing standing in the way of your journey to newfound culinary aristocracy, and that’s actually knowing something about cheeses. Well, rest assured, we’ve written an entry-level, beginner’s guide to cheeses just for you. Prepare to amaze your fancy friends at their high-society dinner events.

Soft and semi-soft cheeses

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Soft cheeses are produced throughout a relatively short production process and have little to no aging time. This allows them to have a smooth, creamy, gooey texture while boasting mild, non-offensive aromas and flavors. These cheeses are refrigerator staples because they’re just so easy to spread. A few soft cheeses are ricotta, burrata, and fetta. Semi-soft cheeses have had a hefty amount of their water content removed, and they still boast that milky freshness. Some semi-soft cheeses are Mozzarella, Fontina, and Pico.

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