semisoft

adjective
semi·​soft | \ ˌse-mē-ˈsȯft How to pronounce semisoft (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semisoft

: moderately soft specifically : firm but easily cut semisoft cheese

Examples of semisoft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One choice, a semisoft cheese, is round and plump and fashioned like a burger. BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2021 When assembling a delicious cheese board, use cheeses from different milk types: a semisoft sheep cheese like Petit Basque; a hard, aged cheese like goat Gouda; and a soft cow cheese like Brie. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 22 Sep. 2020 Semifirm or semisoft cheeses: Cheddar, Colby, Edam, fontina, Gouda, Havarti, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack, mozzarella, Muenster, pepper Jack, Port-Salut, Swiss cheese. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 According to the Mayo Clinic, mold can't penetrate semisoft and hard cheeses like Parmesan or cheddar, so only the piece with mold will contain any mold spores. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 3 Apr. 2019 Needed painkillers and a Novocaine-like numbing cream; also smeared a semisoft Austrian cheese, topfen, on her leg as a home remedy. USA TODAY, 29 Jan. 2018 Scamorza is a close relative of mozzarella, a semisoft cheese typical of southern Italy that’s made from the same cow’s milk base — but whose curds are broken up more finely for a drier, lower-moisture cheese. Craig Laban, Philly.com, 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of semisoft

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisoft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semisoft. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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