Highest water content with a creamy smooth pudding-like consistency.
Best for soups, smoothies, sauces, salad dressings, or dips.
A bit denser than soft but still delicate. Better for recipes that require less handling.
Best for cold preparation with sauce.
The most versatile of the bunch due to it's dense, low water content. Can be sliced, cubed, or crumbled.
Best for stir fries, stews, and deep frying.
Lightly fried. Great, chewy texture
Best for soups or served with a sauce.