All About Cheese

We love cheese at this house. Whether it’s sliced cheese, on pizza on homemade macaroni and cheese or on pasta, it’s just yum all around. Here are a few things about cheese that you might want to know.

  • Is moldy cheese safe to eat? Generally speaking, soft cheeses that mold should be thrown out. This includes cottage cheese, cream cheese and even any type of cheese that’s been shredded. If it’s a harder cheese like Swiss or cheddar, it’s likely safe to cut off the mold, but be safe and cut about an inch past the mold.
  • There is no right or wrong cheese for a pizza. Go with what you like and what you have on hand.
  • Semi-soft to hard cheeses tolerate heat better than soft cheeses, so keep that in mind when cooking.
  • Soft cheeses include brie, camembert, cream cheese, feta and ricotta.
  • Semi-soft cheeses include mozzarella, jack, Gouda, havarti and provolone.
  • Semi-firm cheeses include asiago, cheddar, Colby, Edam, emmental, Gruyere and Swiss.
  • Firm cheeses include aged asiago, dry jack, Romano and Parmesan.

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