Happy Monday, Turophiles! I hope you’re enjoying the nice weather as much as I am! Here’s your “S” terms!
Semi-soft cheese can describe a wide variety of cheeses that are made with whole milk. They aren’t hard like a Parmigiano-Reggiano, but they’re not soft like a triple-creme; they’re just perfect in the middle! Some examples include Monterey Jack and Havarti.
A sharp cheese has a pleasent bite to its flavor. It is a full flavor without being excessively sour. Some sharp cheeses are aged cheddars and provolone.
A soft-ripened cheese, such as brie or camembert, has a soft body and often times a soft rind.
When a cheese is sour it has a distinctive tartness that results from a high acid content. It is an attractive quality in young cheeses, however too much may indicate your cheese is at the end of its life.
A starter is another name for culture or starter culture.