Types of cheese

Cheese Types List

There are different types of cheese available around the world. Here's a Buzzle article that gives you cheese types list according to various textures.
"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
  1. Hard cheeses
  2. Semi-hard cheeses
  3. Semi-soft cheeses
  4. 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 Cheese

Asiago

Asiago Cheese

Cabrales

Cabrales Cheese

Castigliano

Castigliano Cheese

Cheddar

Cheddar Cheese

Cheshire

Cheshire Cheese

Cotija

Cotija Cheese

Crottin de Chavignol

 Crottin de Chavignol Cheese

Emmentaler

 Emmentaler Cheese

Grana Padano

Grana Padano Cheese

Graviera

Graviera Cheese

Gruyère

Gruyère Cheese

Idiazabal

Idiazabal Cheese

Leyden

Leyden Cheese

Marble Cheddar

Marble Cheddar Cheese

Mimolette

Mimolette Cheese

Parmigiano-Reggiano

Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese

Pecorino sardo

Pecorino sardo Cheese

Pecorino Toscano

Pecorino Toscano Cheese

Pecornio

Pecornio Cheese

Queso Manchego

Queso Manchego Cheese

Red Leicester

Red Leicester Cheese

Romano

Romano Cheese

Wensleydale

Wensleydale Cheese

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 Cheese

Cantal

Cantal Cheese

Colby

Colby Cheese

Colby-Jack

Colby-Jack Cheese

Comté

Comté Cheese

Cornish Yarg

Cornish Yarg Cheese

Cotswold

Cotswold Cheese

Edam

Edam Cheese

Fourme d'Ambert

Fourme d'Ambert Cheese

Garrotxa

Garrotxa Cheese

Gouda

Gouda Cheese

Leerdammer

Leerdammer Cheese

Maasdam

Maasdam Cheese

Mahon

Mahon Cheese

Monterey Jack

Monterey Jack Cheese

Provolone

Provolone Cheese

Raclette

Raclette Cheese

Roquefort

Roquefort Cheese

Sage Derby

Sage Derby Cheese

Smoked Gouda

Smoked Gouda Cheese

Swiss

Swiss Cheese

Tête de Moine

Tête de Moine Cheese

Tomme

Tomme Cheese

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.

Bocconcini

Bocconcini Cheese

Chèvre

Chèvre Cheese

Danish Fontina

Danish Fontina Cheese

Fontina

Fontina Cheese

Halloumi

Halloumi Cheese

Havarti

Havarti Cheese

Havarti Cheese with Caraway

Havarti Cheese with Caraway

Jarlsberg

Jarlsberg Cheese

Langres

Langres Cheese

Limburger

Limburger Cheese

Morbier

Morbier Cheese

Mozzarella

Mozzarella Cheese

Muenster

Muenster Cheese

Pepper Jack

Pepper Jack Cheese

Port Salut

Port Salut Cheese

Sainte-Maure de Touraine

Sainte-Maure de Touraine Cheese

Stilton

Stilton Cheese

Taleggio

Taleggio Cheese

Tomme de Savoie

Tomme de Savoie Cheese

Valdeon

Valdeon Cheese

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 Cheese

Bleu d'Auvergne

Bleu d'Auvergne Cheese

Boursin

Boursin Cheese

Brie

Brie Cheese

Brie de Meaux

Brie de Meaux Cheese

Cabécou

Cabécou Cheese

Caciotta

Caciotta Cheese

Camembert

Camembert Cheese

Chaource

Chaource Cheese

Cottage

Cottage Cheese

Cream

Cream Cheese

Feta

Feta Cheese

Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola Cheese

Paneer

Indian Paneer Cheese

Maroilles

Maroilles Cheese

Mascarpone

Mascarpone Cheese

Mizithra

Mizithra Cheese

Neufchâtel

Neufchâtel Cheese

Panela

Panela Cheese

Picodon

Picodon Cheese

Queso fresco

Queso fresco

Roblochon

Roblochon Cheese

Ricotta

Ricotta Cheese

Scamorza

Scamorza Cheese

Selles-sur-Cher

Selles-sur-Cher Cheese

Shropshire Blue

Shropshire Blue Cheese

Tetilla

Tetilla Cheese

Tymsboro

Tymsboro Cheese

Valençay

Valençay Cheese

Anneau du Vic-Bilh
Arzúa-Ulloa
Baguette Laonnaise
Baladi
Bandel
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.