hard cheese


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

hard cheese

A phrase used when one is unsympathetic to someone who has suffered a hardship. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. If you slept through your alarm because you stayed up half the night, hard cheese!
See also: cheese, hard

hard cheese

used to express sympathy over a petty matter. British informal
See also: cheese, hard

hard ˈcheese

(British English, informal) used as a way of saying that you are sorry about something, usually in an ironic way (= you really mean the opposite): I’ve made my decision — I’m going to the sell the car, and if he doesn’t agree with that then it’s hard cheese.
See also: cheese, hard
References in periodicals archive ?
In his commentary on the Talmud, the medieval scholar Rabbenu Tam records that the Jews of 12th-century Narbonne, in southern France, did in fact eat gevinat akum, hard cheese made by non-Jews.
Our first awards were for our soft ripened cheese and now our semi-hard and hard cheeses have been recognized.
Hard cheeses should be removed from the refrigerator 1 to 1 1/2 hours in advance, while softer cheeses should be removed 30 to 45 minutes before serving, advises Werlin.
In addition, import restrictions on the Ukrainian hard cheese and SMP exports introduced by the Russian authorities in August may impact domestic pricing in the future.
It was cooked especially for the festival in the spring and early summer, hard cheese has about three to four months of aging.
They found that hard cheese is generally better for you than full-fat soft cheese.
I feel uneasy that a horse's life can be made so luxurious on trophy-winning grounds, while a nameless migrant is shrugged off as just one of those things - hard cheese.
This tendency mostly affects packaged and unpackaged hard cheese.
To get some calcium every day choose 350ml skimmed or 250ml semi-skimmed milk (for hot drinks, cereals, in cooking or to drink on its own), or 30g of full-fat hard cheese/40g reduced-fat hard cheese.
DIVO Vegetarian Grated Italian Hard Cheese (80g) is made using 100 percent vegetarian rennet and Italian milk, this is a genuine alternative to Parmigiano Reggiano for vegetarians.
Flour for work surface 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed 1 egg, beaten 2 cups, freshly grated Parmesan cheese 10-12 pieces asparagus (more if thin) Freshly shaved hard cheese - why not try Doddington's Berwick Edge 1 tablespoon olive oil Preheat oven to 400C.
It is a hard cheese, made in France, which has been matured for 10 months, and is available from delicatessens around the country.
With hard cheese like Cheddar, its dense nature means ice crystals force the cheese apart, so when it defrosts it crumbles - an easily solution to this is to grate hard cheeses before freezing CHEESE STRAWS (makes 24) ingredients 225g/8oz plain flour; pinch of salt; 25g/1oz walnuts (bashed in a bag with a rolling pin to grind); 25g/1oz sunflower seeds; 75g/3oz butter, chilled; 75g/3oz extra mature West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, grated; 2 medium egg yolks; 2tbsp cold water method.
Adams Foods will become the UK's leading supplier of retail pre-packed hard cheese, supplying over 30% of the total market and the leading supplier of private label in the convenience and healthy cheese categories.