Made from the milk or cream of cows, sheep or goats that has been solidified by the process of curdling and the liquid (whey) removed. These cheeses range from soft to hard and from mild to sharp flavor. They may or may not be aged or ripened. Examples of soft cheeses are Boursin, Brie, cottage cheese, cream cheese and ricotta. Semisoft varieties are Colby, feta, Monterey Jack and mozzarella. Examples of hard cheeses are Cheddar, Edam, Swiss and Gruyère. Very hard cheeses, such as Parmesan and Romano, tend to be sharp in flavor; hard and semisoft cheeses range from sharp to mild. Many soft cheeses, such as Brie and Camembert vary from mild to pungent.