Hard cheese deserves a special place in any great cheese board. It is perfect to be served as shards or shredded and grated over a dish.
What is hard cheese
Hard cheeses have a very firm texture due to the fact that while ripening, thy lose almost the whole content of moisture.
Hard cheeses are usually aged for a period that can be last 3 months months but more often they are aged for several years. For this reason hard cheeses correspond with aged cheeses.
Types of hard cheese
Depending on the ageing time, there are firm hard cheeses and crumbly hard cheeses. The latter are sold after some months of ripening, when they still have a crumbly texture and a relatively fresh flavor.
The most famous hard cheeses are definitely Parmigiano, Grana Padano and Pecorino cheese. Yet, there are many other aged
gourmet cheeses that, although less popular, can be considered among the best hard cheeses in the world: Mimolette or Castelmagno, just to name a few.
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