Cheese Types List

Cheese Types List

There are different types of cheese available around the world. Here's a Tastessence article that gives you cheese types list according to various textures.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2018
"A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be over-sophisticated. Yet it remains, cheese, milk's leap toward immortality."
― Clifton Fadiman, American writer and editor; New Yorker book reviewer
Available in a wide range of textures, flavors, colors, sizes, shapes, and forms, cheese is produced from milk. Many cultures around the world use either the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, donkey, camel, sheep, yak, or reindeer.

In order to compile a list, we decided to take divide the cheeses into 4 texture categories―hard, semi-hard, semi-soft, and soft. Keeping that in mind, go through the rest of the article to find more information.
List of Cheeses
  • Hard cheeses
  • Semi-hard cheeses
  • Semi-soft cheeses
  • Soft cheeses

There are so many flavors around us that influence the taste, texture, and color of the cheese. We are all familiar with Ricotta, Pepper Jack, American Swiss, and Mozzarella cheese. But there are different types of cheese that not everyone is aware of. Take a look.
Types of Hard Cheeses
Hard (or firm) cheese are pigeon-holed as they are used as grating cheese. It takes hard cheese years to mature, and once it's ripe, these cheese require extra care. Below, we will see all different kinds of hard cheeses' list.
Appenzeller
Appenzeller
Asiago
Asiago
Cabrales
Cabrales
Castigliano
Castigliano
Cheshire
Cheshire Cheese
Cheddar
Cheddar
Cotija
Cotija
Crottin de Chavignol
Crottin de Chavignol
Emmentaler
Emmentaler
Grana Padano
Grana Padano
Graviera
Graviera
Gruyère
Gruyere
Marble Cheddar
Marble Cheddar
Leyden
Leyden
Idiazabal
Idiazabal
Pecorino sardo
Pecorino sardo
Mimolette
Mimolette
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Queso Manchego
Queso Manchego
Pecorino Toscano
Pecorino Toscano
Pecornio
Pecornio
Wensleydale
Wensleydale Cheese
Romano
Romano
Red Leicester
Red Leicester
Abbaye du Mont des Cats
Abertam
Acorn
Akkawi
Allgauer Emmentaler
Añejo
Anthotyro
Ardi Gasna
Balaton
Barry's Bay Cheddar
Basing
Bavarian Bergkase
Beaufort
Beauvoorde
Berkswell
Boeren Leidenkaas
Caerphilly
Cairnsmore
Canestrato
Castelmagno
Chhurpi
Coolea
Corleggy
Coverdale
Cwmtawe Pecorino
Denhany Dorset Drum
Doolin
Dorset Blue Vinney
Double Worcester
Dry Jack
Duddleswell
Dunlop
Duro Blando
Etorki
Fourme de Montbrison
Friesekaas
Friesian
Gabriel
Gamalost
Gaperon a l'Ail
Gornyaltajski
Gospel Green
Gowrie
Iberico
Idaho Goatster
Jindi Brie
Kadchgall
Kefalotyri
Lairobell
Lancashire
Leafield
Lincolnshire Poacher
Llanboidy
Lou Palou
Malvern
Manur
Mihalic Peynir
Montasio
Oszczypek
Penbryn
Piora
Pressato
Queso del Tietar
Queso Para Freir
Ragusano
Reggianito
Remedou
Roncal
Saanenkaese
Sancerre
Sardo
Schabziger
Serat
Spenwood
Tala
Tyn Grug
Ubriaco Prosecco
Zamorano
Zanetti Grana Padano
Zanetti Parmigiano Reggiano
Types of Semi-hard Cheeses
Semi-hard (or semi-firm) cheese are slightly firmer than, of course, the semi-soft kinds. They have very little humidity in them and taste a bit salted (most of them). And as these semi-hard cheeses mature, they start to get firmer. Below, we will see all different kinds of semi-hard cheeses' list.
Brunost
Brunost
Cantal
Cantal
Colby
Colby Cheese
Gouda
Gouda
Comté
Comte
Tête de Moine
Tete de Moine
Cotswold
Cotswold
Edam
Edam
Fourme d'Ambert
Fourme dAmbert
Garrotxa
Garrotxa
Maasdam
Maasdam
Tomme
Tomme
Colby-Jack
Colby-Jack
Swiss
Swiss
Monterey Jack
Cheese With Green Background
Raclette
Raclette
Provolone
Provolone
Roquefort
Roquefort
Mahon
Mahon
Smoked Gouda
Smoked Gouda
Sage Derby
Sage Derby
Cornish Yarg
Cornish Yarg
Leerdammer
Leerdammer
Abbaye de Belloc
Abondance
Alverca
Aubisque Pyrénées
Braudostur
Brick
Chontaleno
Coquetdale
Cotherstone
Crowley
Curworthy
Derby
Devon Blue
Double Gloucester
Duhallow
Edelpilz
Esbareich
Evora De L'Alentejo
Filetta
Friesla
Fynbo
Gloucester
Goutu
Grabetto
Graddost
Grevé
Herrgårdsost
Herve
Juustoleipä
Kapiti
Kikorangi
Laguiole
Longhorn
Majorero
Mamirolle
Maredsous
Maribo
Matocq
Meira
Menonita
Molbo
Mondseer
Murol
Nøkkelost
Oschtjepka
Penamellera
Petit
Pardou
Podhalanski
Prästost
Prästost
Rabaçal
Raschera
Ridder
Saint-Paulin
Salers
Samsø
Schloss
Siraz
Swaledale
Teifi
Tilsit
Toma
Tomme de Romans
Tourmalet
Turunmaa
Västerbottenost
Types of Semi-Soft Cheeses
Semi-soft cheeses a bit firmer than the soft types. They contain about 62 to 67 percent of moisture, thus making the texture. Below, we will see all different kinds of semi-soft cheeses in our cheeses' list.
Chèvre
Chevre
Bocconcini
Bocconcini
Havarti Cheese with Caraway
Havarti Cheese with Caraway
Fontina
Fontina
Halloumi
Halloumi
Havarti
Havarti
Danish Fontina
Danish Fontina
Langres
Langres
Jarlsberg
Jarlsberg
Valdeon
Valdeon
Morbier
Morbier
Mozzarella
Mozzarella
Muenster
Muenster
Pepper Jack
Pepper Jack
Port Salut
Port Salut
Tomme de Savoie
Tomme de Savoie
Stilton
Stilton
Taleggio
Taleggio
Limburger
Limburger
Sainte-Maure de Touraine
Sainte-Maure de Touraine
Abbaye de Tamié
Ädelost
Airag
Airedale
Aisy cendré
Ami du Chambertin
Ardrahan
Autun
Bel Paese
Bergere Bleue
Beyaz Peynir
Bishop Kennedy
Boulette d'Avesnes
Bruder Basil
Casciotta d'Urbino
Charolais
Chaumes
Chevrotin des Aravis
Croghan
Danbo
Dauphin
Durrus
Esrom
Fribourgeois
Fromage de Montagne de Savoie
Gubbeen
Hushållsost
King River Gold
Lajta
Lappi
Le Brin
Livarot
Loddiswell Avondale
Ossau-Iraty
Passendale
Pavé d'Auge
Pinconning
Polkolbin
Port Nicholson
Quartirolo Lombardo
Queso Oaxaca
Rocamadour
Rollot
Rubens
Saint-Nectaire
Sonoma Jack
Sottocenere al Tartufo
Sourire Lozerien
Stinking Bishop
Tomme de Chèvre de Savoie
Tronchon
Waterloo
Weisslacker
Wigmore
Types of Soft Cheeses
Soft cheeses have a high percent of water while production and thus makes the texture. These cheeses are meant to be consumed in 1 or 2 months after produced. Below, we will see all different kinds of soft cheese in our cheeses' list.
Banon
Banon
Bleu d'Auvergne
Bleu d'Auvergne
Boursin
Boursin
Brie
Brie
Cabécou
Cabecou
Brie de Meaux
Brie de Meaux
Caciotta
Caciotta
Camembert
Camembert
Chaource
Chaource
Cottage
Cottage
Cream
Cream
Feta
Feta
Gorgonzola
Gorgonzola
Paneer
Paneer
Maroilles
Maroilles
Mascarpone
Mascarpone
Mizithra
Mizithra
Neufchâtel
Neufchatel
Panela
Panela
Picodon
Picodon
Queso fresco
Queso fresco
Roblochon
Roblochon
Ricotta
Ricotta
Scamorza
Scamorza
Selles-sur-Cher
Selles-sur-Cher
Shropshire Blue
Shropshire Blue
Tymsboro
Tymsboro
Tetilla
Tetilla
Valençay
Valencay
Anneau du Vic-Bilh
Arzúa-Ulloa
Baguette Laonnaise
BaladiBandel
Bleu de Gex
Bleu de Laqueuille
Bleu Des Causses
Bonchester
Bosworth
Bougon
Boursault
Bouyssou
Brebis du Lavort
Brebis du Lochois
Brebis du Puyfaucon
Bresse Bleu
Brie de Melun
Brillat-Savarin
Brin d'Amour
Briquette de Brebis
Brocciu
Brousse du Rove
Brusselse kaas
Bryndza
Buchette d'Anjou
Buxton Blue
Caboc
Cachaille
Caciocavallo
Calva d'Auge
Caprice des Dieux
Caravane
Carre de l'Est
Castelo Branco
Cathelain
Cendre d'Olivet
Cerney
Chabichou
Chabis de Gatine
Chura loenpa
Civray
Coeur de Chevre
Coulommiers
Crayeux de Roncq
Cuajada
Delice des Fiouves
Dessertnyj Belyj
Dolcelatte
Dreux a la Feuille
Dunbarra
Finn
Fleur du Maquis
Flor de Guía
Fondant de Brebis
Fontainebleau
Fougerus
Fourme de Haute Loire
Frinault
Fromage blanc
Fromage Corse
Galette du Paludier
Galette Lyonnaise
Gastanberra
Grand Vatel
Grataron d' Areches
Gratte-Paille
Greuilh
Gris de Lille
Guerbigny
Hereford Hop
Humboldt Fog
Kenafa
Kernhem
Kervella Affine
Kloster Kaese
Kugelkäse
La Taupiniere
Le Fium Orbo
Le Lacandou
Le Roulé
Lebbene
Little Rydings
Mâconnais
Margotin
Mine-Gabhar
Mycella
Nantais
Niolo
Olivet au foin
Olivet cendré
P'tit Berrichon
Palet de Babligny
Pannerone
Pantysgawn
Pâte de Fromage
Pavé d'Affinois
Pavé de Chirac
Peekskill Pyramid
Pélardon
Pencarreg
Petit-suisse
Pithiviers au Foin
Plateau de Herve
Poivre d'Ane
Pouligny-Saint-Pierre
Pourly
Provel
Pyramide
Queso Blanco
Queso de Murcia
Queso del Montsec
Rigotte de Condrieu
Romans Part Dieu
Rouleau De Beaulieu
Rustinu
Saint-Marcellin
Shosha
Soumaintrain
Sussex Slipcote
Telemea
Testouri
Tomme des Chouans
Torta del Casar
Tourrée de L'Aubier
Venaco
Vieux Corse
Vignotte
Vulscombe
Weichkäse
Depending on where you live, you will be able to find any of the popular varieties, along with some local assortments as well.