Type of Cheese

 Types of Cheese
"How can you rule a country which has two hundred and forty-six types of cheese?" - Charles de Gaulle

Different Types of Cheese

The world of dairy products is huge and includes hundreds of types of cheeses which are fruit of millenary traditions. The classification of cheeses can be made following different criteria. Let's see the most common ones.

  • Cheese by type of milk: cow, sheep, goat, buffalo or mixed-milk cheeses.
  • Cheese by fat: we have fat, semi-fat and low-fat cheeses accoridng to the fat content present in the paste.
  • Cheese by curd-cooking temperature: depending on the temperature that the curd reaches, we have raw, semi-cooked and cooked cheeses.
  • Cheese by texture: different cheese-making processes and aging periods will produce soft, semi-soft and hard cheeses.
  • Cheese by rind: bloomy, washed, natural, and dry are some of the most pupular types of cheese rind.
  • Cheese by place of origin: cheeses are produced all over the world, but definitely French and Italian cheeses are the most popular types of cheeses in the world.

Another category to be considered is that of cheese made by adding enzymes, for example, blue cheeses.

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Bloomy Rind Cheese

Bloomy Rind Cheese

Bloomy rind cheeses are those raw milk cheeses that during the processing are treated with special molds. These molds give the crust a typical soft texture and a whitish color from which the name.

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Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese

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Different Types of Cheese and Uses

The use of cheese basically depends on the characteristics listed above.

Soft Cheeses

Many types of soft cheeses are fresh, creamy and spreadable, perfect to be used in the kitchen to make quick appetizers or in risotto and pasta recipes.

Some medium-bodied and soft cheeses are great for cooking or melting in recipes such as the famous Fondue or over vegetables, meat and toasts.

Hard Cheeses

Finally, some types of hard cheeses can be excellent table cheeses to be served accompanied by a good jam or honey, but can also be grated to add flavor to many recipes.

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