food/drink The Best Semi-Hard Cheese  

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Semi-hard cheeses are some of the most popular types of cheese in the world, produced in countries including France, Italy, and the United States. From cheddar to Parmesan, these firm, aged products are delicious sliced, grated, or mixed into recipes. But determining the very best semi-hard cheese is a tasty challenge, since these cheeses come in so many forms. Some good semi-hard cheese is best used as a sprinkled addition, while other creamy semi-hard cheeses can be sliced and eaten on their own.

What varieties of cheese will you find on this mouthwatering list? Sharp and tasty, Provolone is a popular semi-hard cheese that can be used in a variety of recipes. This cow's milk cheese is often found in a savory smoked variety. Jarlsberg – a hole-filled cheese similar to Swiss – is another delectable semi-hard cheese featured on this list. Spanish Manchego cheese gets its signature bite by being aged from 60 days to two years. Other great varieties that appear on this roundup of top semi-hard cheeses include Beaufort, Madrigal cheese, and Gruyere.

Do you have a favorite semi-hard cheese? Vote your personal picks up to the top of the list by giving them a thumbs up, and add any tasty cheeses that are missing.

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Provolone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Provolone Italy

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10 3
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Havarti Denmark

3
14 7
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Gouda cheese Netherlands

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7 1
Port Salut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Port-Salut France

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9 3
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Gruyère cheese Switzerland

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9 3
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Manchego Spain

7
8 3
Clothbound Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Clothbound Cheddar England

8
6 2
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Cantal cheese France

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5 1
Rustico is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Rustico Italy

10
6 4
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Swiss United States of America, Switzerland

11
4 2
Edam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Edam Netherlands

12
4 2
Beaufort cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese

13
3 1
Montasio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Montasio Italy

14
3 1
Fontal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Fontal Italy

15
3 1
Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Madrigal France

16
4 3
Jarlsberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Jarlsberg

17
3 2
Cașcava is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Cașcava Various

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2 3
Cabrales cheese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Semi-Hard Cheese
Cabrales Spain