Semi-Soft

The texture of cheese is determined by moisture content, which depends on the pressure with which it is packed as well as the length of time it has been aged. Semi-soft cheeses are generally high in moisture content and, depending on their age, range from very mild in flavor to very pungent. Semi-soft cheeses have a smooth, creamy interior with little or no rind and include varieties like havarti, Monterey Jack and Fontina.