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Hard Cheese

If you’re looking for firm and flavorful cheeses look no further! We have a varied assortment of some of the finest hard cheese from across the globe. Dense and complex our savory hard cheese pack flavor into any dish. Super sliceable and easy to grate thanks to their drier nature our salty savory hard cheeses are perfect for all manner of different dishes and culinary applications! So whether you prefer the crumbly classic Italian Parmigiano Reggiano or the more buttery Spanish Manchego we have a slew of absolutely delicious hard cheeses to suit any dish or flavor profile. Browse through our range of expertly selected gourmet cheeses below! 
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Manchego Cheese - Aged 12 Months
from Spain by Don Cayo
Manchego Cheese - Aged 6 Months
from Spain by Merco
Gruyere, Cave Aged 12 Months
from Switzerland by Gourmino
Paski Sir
from Croatia by Paska Sirana d.d. Pag
Pecorino Romano
from Italy by
Parmigiano Reggiano
from Italy by Mitica
Grana Padano D.O.P. - Aged 18 Months
from Italy by Latteria Sociale Stallone
Swiss Gruyere
from Switzerland by Emmi
Black Truffle Cheddar
from United States by Plymouth Artisan Cheeses
Bianco Sardo
from Italy
Swiss Emmental
from Switzerland by Emmi
Mimolette - Aged 12 Months
from France by Fromage Marquis
Jarlsberg Cheese
from Norway by Jarlsberg
Petit Basque
from France by Pyrenee'From
Pecorino Toscano Stagionato DOP
from Italy by Fromage Marquis
Cheddar - Aged 5 Years
from United States by Hook's Cheese Company
on sale
Comte Gruyere - AOC
from France by Bande Verte
Sottocenere Al Tartufo
from Italy by Veneto
Parmigiano Reggiano
from Italy by Emilia
San Joaquin Gold
from United States by Fiscalini
Manchego - 12 Months
from Spain by Mitica
L'Amuse Signature Gouda - 2 Years
from Netherlands by Fromagerie L’Amuse
Gouda X.O. - 30 Month
from Netherlands by Beemster
Fiscalini 18 Month Farmstead Cheddar
from United States by Fiscalini Farm
Manchego Cheese Aged 5 Months
from Spain by Mitica
Pecorino with Black Pepper
from Italy by Rustico
Pecorino Romano
from Italy by Sini Fulvi
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What is Hard Cheese?

So what is hard cheese exactly, and how is it different from any other cheese? Thanks to a process that rids the cheese almost entirely of moisture through extreme pressure and a long aging process intense umami flavors develop, along with a crumbly firm texture. As they age they not only intensify in flavor but they also develop natural salt crystals, adding a pleasing crunch and a wonderful diversity of texture.

Don’t Toss Those Cheese Rinds!

No need for a coating of wax or cloth exterior, these cheeses age for such a long period that they develop their own rind. This hard exterior is where the flavors become even more intense. Though rather too tough to be eaten enjoyably, the rind is an amazing flavoring agent that can be added to all manner of dishes like soups, stews, and sauces, adding a rich decadent flavor.

Hard cheeses are a favorite category for a reason - these are the cheeses used to shave over risotto or to pack flavor into a fondue. We are always on the lookout for exciting new cheeses making our selection one of the largest and finest available. We have everything from classics like Gruyere and aged Cheddar to brand new artisan cheeses. From small passionate startups to large well-established cheese makers the common factor among all our purveyors is high-quality products. With so many delicious options to choose from, both new and old, why not take this opportunity to experience both!

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