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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Missing an Ingredient? Here’s What You Can Use Instead," 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, "How to Know if Food Has Gone Bad By Looking at It and Smelling It," 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, "Broken bones, torn ligaments, more: Lindsey Vonn's injuries," 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,, "Cheese of the Month: Scamorza, the mozzarella cousin that hangs around," 9 Jan. 2018

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1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Semisoft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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