What is soft cheese? We can say that what distinguishes soft cheeses fromn other types of cheses is the content of water that in soft cheeses is high, generally more than 45%.
Soft cheeses are valued for their high content of protein and calcium.
How long do soft ripened cheese last? Usually it must be consumed in the short term, more or less one week, and stored in the refrigerator. This varies according to the type of soft cheese, the processing method and the storing conditions. In general, the harder the cheese the longer it keeps.
Some of them can also be stored in the freezer up to 6 months. In case you notice the appearing of some mold on soft cheese, better to thorw it away.
In order to ensure a healthy and long shelf life to soft cheeses, put them in the refrigerator at 40°F or lower immediately after each use.
Here is a short list of soft cheeses available on Sensibus: Stracchino and Robiola, some of the most famous Italian soft cheeses, Camembert, Brie, Brillat-Savarin cheese, Epoisses, the latters among the most refined French soft cheeses.