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Top 20 Types Of Cheese From Various Countries!
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CHEESE! Oh those delicious pieces of joy that can make all dishes incorporate them into heavenly treats. There is a saying “Cheese, wine and friends must be old to be good”. There are various types of cheese made all over the world which is why there are so many varients of it. All kinds of cheese have different characteristics such as taste, color, aroma, flavor, texture, softness, mould content, holes and also there shell life. If you are a cheese lover and resist adding it to your food, then here are a few types of cheeses that you must know about.

1. Taleggio, Italy

Italy tour packagesTaleggio originated from the valley of its origin it is a semi soft washed rind cheese. It is made in the mountain farms and in the valleys. The cheese is made with cow’s milk and it uses five different mold that is used to form the red color which makes it different and unique. The cheese last for about 40 days from the day of production. It is pale yellow in color with salty and tangy in taste.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy. It is one of the oldest form of cheese produced in autumn and winters.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Market to Monger and Murray’s cheese.

Have it with: You can eat the cheese with Mustard or Honey combination. The cheese can also be used after melting in pasta, bruschetta and risotto.

2. Cotija, Mexico

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Cotija is made of cow’s milk and it’s a hard cheese. The cheese tastes salty, flavored and similar to parmesan cheese. It is crumbly in its texture. It is easy and quick to make. When the cheese is freshly made it lacks in its definition but later as it is kept for a longer time it’s gets a hard texture.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Mexico decades ago. The name Cotija comes from the town cotija, michoacan as the cheese was first introduced there.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Cacique, Chapala and V & V Supremo.

Have it with: You can eat the cheese to enhance the taste of any Mexican dish that you make. You can use the cheese gardening in pasta or grilled chicken or corn.

3. Roquefort, France

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Roquefort cheese is made of sheep milk. It is one of the world best known blue cheese. The cheese lasts for about 5 months from the time it’s made. The cheese is white, tangy, crumbly and with a blue mold. The cheese is famous for its richness and its multilayered flavors.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from south of France.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Cacique, Chapala and V & V Supremo.

Have it with: You can eat the cheese with meat sauce, garnishing with grilled salad to add the flavor taste.

4. Mozzarella, Italy

We all are well aware of Mozzarella cheese. The cheese is made of Buffalo’s milk. The cheese is delicate with milky flavor, it is smooth and has elastic texture, and the cheese can be freshly used for making any dish. The cheese is best used in making pizza, especially in Italy. It can be preserved for one week from the day it is made.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Cacique, Chapala and V & V Supremo.

Have it with: The cheese is used to making pasta and pizza. It can also be used on top of vegetable salads.

5. Feta, Greece

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Feta cheese is white cheese made of sheep and goat’s milk. The cheese matures after a period of 2 months nearly. The cheese is crumby and squishy in texture. The cheese has tangy, rich and salty in taste. It has a buttery flavor. It can be served fresh or can be cooked with various dishes as well.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Greece. The Greeks know Feta cheese in and out about it.

Best Cheese Makers: Some of the best makers of cheese are Epiros, ulker white, Dodoni and Castella Bulgarian cheese.

Have it with: The cheese is used in Greek salads or can be eaten with olive oil.

6. Cheddar, England

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The cheese is quite popular in various countries. The cheese is semi hard and is made of cow’s milk. The cheese can be of white or yellow color. The cheese has no patent. Depending on the temperature and climatic conditions of an area, the cheese may take 9-24 months to age. The moment you eat the cheese it melts in your mouth.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from England. Today the cheese is made in several countries.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are cracker barrel natural sharp cheddar, o organics, great lakes sharp cheddar and Kraft sharp.

Have it with: The cheese can be eaten with fresh fruits like apples, nuts, and honey or can also eat them with meat dishes.

7. Gouda, Netherlands

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Gouda is one of the most exotic Dutch cheese in the world. The cheese is creamy and smooth in texture. The cheese is mild yellow in color. It is made with cow’s milk. The cheese is so widely used that the cheese is mostly used all over the world. The bread has a buttery and nutty flavor.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Netherlands.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Ignourmet, Dutch Mill, Extra aged farm and Halondeli.

Have it with: The cheese can be eaten with sandwiches, vegetable dishes, beer or with red wine.

8. Parmigiano-Reggiano, Italy

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Also known as parmesan, it is the most preferred cheese in the world. The cheese is made of cow’s milk inspired by Italian cheese. They are pale yellow in color. The cheese takes about two years to mature and is made in restricted areas in Italy. Hence the cheese is quite expensive. The cheese has low in calories and high in calcium which makes you eat guilt free

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Parmigiano Reggiano Stravecchio, Agriform, Grana Padano and Caseificio.

Have it with: The cheese can be eaten with spaghetti, pizza and Cesar salads.

9. Camembert, France

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Camembert is made of cow’s milk. It is a rare type of cheese. It is moist, creamy and soft in texture. Since many do not know the procedure to make the cheese hence there are very less manufacturers of the cheese. The cheese tastes better the older it gets. It has a buttery taste.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Normandy, France.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Le Châtelain, marks and spencer, Co-op and Tesco finest.

Have it with: The cheese can be eaten with crispy bread, crackers and baguette.

10. Manchego, Spain

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Manchego bread is made of sheep’s milk. It takes about a year to mature. The freshly made cheese is fruity and sweet in flavor. It has an ivory yellow color. In 2014, the cheese was awarded as world best cheese as it stands out from the crowd and has rich taste.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Spain.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are igourmet Spanish Artisan, Manchego reserve and Unique Artisanal manchego.

Have it with: The cheese can be eaten with olives, dried tomatoes, crusty bread and wine.

11. Emmental, Switzerland

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Emmental cheese is also a Swiss cheese. It is yellow in color and semi hard. It has a nutty and buttery and nutty flavor. Once the cheese is fermented it has many holes in it. It is difficult to prepare.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Switzerland in 1542

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Kaltbach Gruyère, Alter Schweizer, Der Scharfe Maxx dnd Füürtufel.

Have it with: The cheese is mainly eaten with Fondue. It can also be eaten with sandwiches, with wine and can be used as topping with fruits and nuts.

12. Monterey Jack, USA

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Monterey jack cheese is very similar to cheddar cheese. It is a mild cheese and made with cow’s milk. It has high moisture content and melts easily in the mouth. The cheese is made by monks living in Monterey. The white semi hard cheese is sweetest in taste. It has good amount of calcium in it hence it is good for health. It does not take much time to age.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from California, United States.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Joseph Farms, Organic Creamery and Habanero by Wisconsin.

Have it with: The cheese is eaten with crackers, pasta or used as toppings on sauce and soups.

13. Pecorino Toscano, Italy

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Pecorino Toscano or Toscanello cheese is made of sheep’s milk. It is sweet and nutty in taste. It can be sold soft and fresh. It is one of the most common and popular cheese in Italy. It is one of the top cheese exported to United States. The cheese is semi hard, white or mild yellow in color.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Tuscany, Italy in 1996 by local farmers in Tuscany.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Oro Antico Riserva, Genuino by Lopez, Pecorino di Picinisco and Pecorino Siciliano.

Have it with: The cheese is eaten sweet fruits like apple or honey and jam.

14. Chèvre, France

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Chevre is made of goat’s milk. It is healthy and has high potassium and vitamin quantities with low fat content in it. The goat’s cheese can be made with various style like from soft fresh cheese to hard cheese. Its earthy flavor taste makes it highly popular in various counties.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from France.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Co-op , Neal’s Yard Ragstone and Soignon Peite Buche de Chevre.

Have it with: The cheese is eaten with toast or soft bagels, can be used as spread on crackers or with wine and other spirits.

15. Fontina d’Aosta, Italy

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It is an unpasteurized cheese made with cow’s milk. The cheese is pale yellow in color but turns in orange- brown color over the time. Depending on the period the cheese can change its texture and taste. It generally has a rich creamy flavor which gets nuttier with aging.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Aosta valley in Italy in 12th century.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are igourmet Fontina Val d’Aosta, Sartori Classic, igourmet Danish Red Wax and Danish fontina.

Have it with: The cheese is eaten with cakes, desserts, olives, fruits and wine.

16. Gorgonzola, Italy

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Gorgonzola is a blue cheese made out of cow’s milk. It has a nutty flavor in it. The surface of the cheese is soft and crumbly and tastes Salty. It takes about 4 months to mature with its rich and creamy texture. The cheese is used in most of all Italian cuisines. Gorgonzola has a milder flavor compared to other blue cheese.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Giardino, Gorgonzola dolce and igourmet.

Have it with: The cheese is eaten with risotto, pasta or pizza.

17. Robiola Piemonte, Italy

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This cheese is one of the most luxurious cheese. It is made by the mixture of sheep, cow and goat’s milk. It is soft ripened and creamy in texture. It is finely grained and can be easily separated. Once the cheese is aged it is slightly straw colored with its sweet flavor. The cheese gets richer tasting when it is made with raw milk.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Giardino and Gorgonzola dolce

Have it with: The cheese is eaten as a table cheese with salt and pepper or with best Italian wine.

18. Mascarpone, Italy

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Mascarpone looks like a thick cheese cream made with cow’s milk. It is acidic as lime or vinegar is used while preparing it. It contains high fat due to the fat cream. It needs to be used very soon after being prepared else it can easily get spoiled.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Gelmini Mascarpone, cello, zerto and galbani.

Have it with: It can be eaten with fresh cheesecakes, cupcakes, muffins and fresh fruits.

19. Provolone, Italy

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This cheese is a semi hard cattle milk cheese. It has a smooth texture and mild smoky flavor which makes it intense when melted. The cheese takes about 3 months to age. It is a must try cheese for all cheese lovers.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Manteche, Applegate, igourmet Smoked Caciocavallo and Frank and Sal Imported.

Have it with: The cheese goes best with salad, pasta, sandwiches, bread and wine.

20. Asiago, Italy

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Asiago cheese is made with cow’s milk. This cheese is only prepared in Italy and nowhere else. It is very soft when freshly made and it falls apart while aging. The rind may also vary in color, some being brownish gray, while others taking on the hue of straw. The Asiago has about 48% fat in it. The texture of the cheese keeps changing as it ages.

Origin Country of the Cheese: The cheese was originated from Asiago region in Italy.

Best Cheese Makers: some of the best makers of cheese are Balsamic BellaVitano, 365 Everyday Value, Stella Aged and Tennessee Whiskey BellaVitano.

Have it with: The cheese goes best with salad, pasta, risotto and sandwiches.

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