Fresh Soft Cheese

FRESH SOFT CHEESE

Unripened cheeses that are ready to eat are called “fresh cheeses.” These young cheeses have a tangy, fresh and mild flavor. Creamy, silky, fresh soft cheeses have a moisture content about 60% and often have the bright whiteness of fresh milk.

Examples of Fresh Soft Cheese

Feta

Fresh Mozzarella

Ricotta

Featured Soft Cheese Recipes

Strawberry, Basil, Mozzarella Skewers

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Serves: 12 ½ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 24 fresh mozzarella bocconcini 24 small basil leaves... >

Antipasti Skewers with Mozzarella

Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes • Serves: 8 1 container (6 ounces) refrigerated basil pesto 32 pitted large kalamata olives or black... >

Caprese Salad Stacks

Active Time: 20 minutes • Total Time: 20 minutes • Serves: 4  3 large tomatoes (about 8 ounces each) 2 balls (8 ounces each) fresh… >

Cannoli Dip

TOTAL: 40 MIN - 3 CUPS 2 cups ricotta cheese 8 oz. mascarpone cheese 1½ cups powdered sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. lemon... >

Whipped Feta-Garlic Dip

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1 container (6 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt... >

30-Minute Easy Caprese Pasta

Total Time: 30 min Serves: 8 1 lb. penne pasta (8 cups) 2 cups shredded chicken 8 oz. Fresh Mozzarella Pearls or 2 cups shredded... >