Semi-hard and hard cheese

A uniform process and minimum variation in product composition, along with efficient and reliable production equipment to ensure your line runs smoothly, are the keys to success in the cheese business. Our sophisticated technologies and cheese application knowledge help deliver cheese products of uniform quality with consistent weight and moisture levels while satisfying the need for cost-efficient operation.

How to make semi-hard cheese

Humans have been eating cheese for thousands of years. There are thousands of varieties, and the production methods differ to. One big group of cheeses are called semi-hard, including world famous Gouda, Edam, Havarti, and Emmental. Find out about the basic steps in the production of the semi-hard cheeses we so much enjoy.

How to make semi-hard cheese

Humans have been eating cheese for thousands of years. There are thousands of varieties, and the production methods differ to. One big group of cheeses are called semi-hard, including world famous Gouda, Edam, Havarti, and Emmental. Find out about the basic steps in the production of the semi-hard cheeses we so much enjoy.

Semi-hard and hard cheese categories

Gouda cheese

Gouda, Edam, and Maasdam cheese

Whatever shapes and sizes you use to differentiate your semi-hard cheese, our equipment can produce all kinds formats.

Parmesan cheese

Emmental, Parmesan, and Gruyere cheese

A uniform process and weight and moisture accuracy are key to the successful production of these hard cheeses – and our equipment delivers.

Tetra Pak Cheese Vat OST SH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST SH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST SH6

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OST SH6 is a horizontal vat to produce (semi) hard cheeses. The vat has all required functions for a controlled and predictable process

Tetra Pak Cheese Vat OO SH9

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OO SH9

Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OO SH9

Curd-making vat for semi-hard cheeses. The Tetra Pak® Cheese Vat OO SH9 is specifically designed for the production of high quality semi-hard types of cheese.

Tetra Pak Mould Handling w Enclosed Presses

Tetra Pak® Mould Handling System for cheese

Tetra Pak® Mould Handling System for cheese

The Mould Handling system is an advanced solution used for pressing and forming of semi-hard and hard cheeses in closed presses with mould and lid handling.

Tetra Pak Whey Tray system for semi-hard cheese

Tetra Pak® Whey Tray system

Tetra Pak® Whey Tray system

The Tetra Pak® Whey Tray system is an advanced solution used for pressing and forming of semi-hard and hard cheeses including whey tray mould and lid handling

Tetra Pak Rack Brining System

Tetra Pak® Rack Brining System

Tetra Pak® Rack Brining System

The Tetra Pak® Rack Brining System is an advanced system for brining of semi-hard cheeses. Consistent product quality thanks to a controlled brining process

Tetra Pak Casomatic system MC3

Tetra Pak® Casomatic system MC3

Tetra Pak® Casomatic system MC3

The improved Tetra Pak® Casomatic system MC3 module enables you to produce cheese and whey of high quality in a very efficient way.

Tetra Pak Casomatic system SC7

Tetra Pak® Casomatic system SC7

Tetra Pak® Casomatic system SC7

The new Tetra Pak® Casomatic system SC7 module enables you to produce cheese and whey of higher quality more efficiently than ever before.

Cheese insights

Different types of cheese

Different types of cheese

Different types of cheese

Cheese varieties can be classified in many different ways based on the water content, colour, fat content, presence of moulds, region or country of origin.

Cheese and question mark - cheese glossary

Cheesemaking glossary

Cheesemaking glossary

Glossary for the complete cheesemaking process; curd making, aging, cheese starter culture, cooking, homogenization, salting, ripening and more.

Cheeses

Cheese technology guide

Cheese technology guide

The Cheese technology guide is an easy to use resource for industrial cheesemaking. It provides a helpful overview of the bacis productions processes.

Milk whey cheese cottage cheese

Create more value from whey

Create more value from whey

Today’s advanced technology and manufacturing methods, the cheese industry’s focus on whey has increased over recent years.

Case: Lowering the carbon footprint of a cheese dairy.

Dutch cheese manufacturer CONO Kaasmakers had a clear objective — to build the greenest dairy in the world. To realize the ambition the company worked closely with technical suppliers such as Tetra Pak.

 

Find out how Tetra Pak’s complete processing solution helped CONO Kaasmakers lowering the carbon footprint.

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Cheese categories

Cheese wheel gouda

Semi-hard and hard cheese

Semi-hard and hard cheese

Our sophisticated technologies and cheese production knowledge can help you achieve a product of uniform quality, with consistent weight and moisture levels.

Mozzarella cheese on pizza

Pasta Filata cheese

Pasta Filata cheese

Pasta filata cheese becomes elastic when heated and forms long strings when pulled, key characteristics associated with pizza cheese.

Fresh cheese Varieties

Fresh cheese

Fresh cheese

Processing applications for​ other cheese varieties; cottage cheese, fresh cheese, ultra filtration and liquid filled cheeses, cream cheese and quark.

Cheddar cheese

Cheddar

Cheddar

This firm, cow's milk cheese ranges in flavour from mild to sharp, and in colour from natural white to bright orange.

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