As the name implies, these cheeses tend to be firmer, sometimes a little crumbly, and are usually good for melting. They’re firm and flavoursome when they’re young, becoming crumblier and more pungent as they age. Each country or area has its own semi-hard cheese – for example Colby, Jarlsberg, Herrgårdsost, Tilsiter, Gouda and Edam. They are all produced in a similar way, but differ in fat content, moisture, texture, ripening and taste. Mature semi-hard cheese with a stronger taste makes a delicious snack. Semi-hard cheeses available at Tesco include Tesco Dutch Edam, Finest Gouda and Finest Cave Aged Swiss Emmental.