cut cheese

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When sliced cheese are cheeses referred to in well with slices can be cut. Most semi-hard cheeses ripen between four and six weeks. Their consistency is predominantly smooth to firm and their variety of flavors ranges from mild to strong.

Sliced ​​cheese does not mature as long as hard cheese . Due to their shorter ripening time, they contain more water than hard cheese, which makes them softer and easier to cut than this. The water content in the fat-free cheese mass (wff) is greater than 54% and at most 63%, so that some types of both cheese groups have similar properties. Sliced ​​cheese is popular for breakfast and in the evening as cold cuts with bread . They can also be used very well in salads or when gratinating dishes ( gratins ).

Representatives are:


  • Heinrich G. Neuhaus: Cheeses from Europe. Matthaes Verlag, Stuttgart 1992, ISBN 3-875-16622-1 .

Web links

Wiktionary: Sliced ​​cheese  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Cheese Ordinance (last version from December 2010) (PDF; 97 kB).