You all have heard of blue cheese. It is that stinky, rotten-looking dairy masterpiece that most British people enjoy in their meals. But, did you know that the British Cheese Board named more than one type of cheese?

The British Cheese Board declares that Great Britain produces over 700 different types of cheese. Texture and manufacturing style identify these dairy product. Consider the list of cheese types below.

  • Fresh Cheese – You can eat this cheese fresh from the factory. But, because of its high moisture content, it does not actually last long before it rots. Your favorite Mozzarella belongs to this type of cheese.
  • Soft Cheese – Obviously, these type has a soft texture. Just like fresh cheese, they also have high moisture content but it takes to time produce good flavor.
  • Semi – hard Cheese – Sitting between soft and hard cheese, this type takes on a rubbery texture. Brine, beer, wine or fruit juices add character to this type of cheese.
  • Hard Cheese – This type splits into to two types: crumbly and firm. Firm cheese last longer while crumbly turns firm eventually.
  • Blue Cheese – Your favorite blue cheese is here. Known for its potent smell and strong taste, blue cheese includes a blue mold in its composition.
  • Blended Cheese – Although known as the modern cheese, its origin dates back as a early as the time of the Roman civilization. These people blended fruits and herbs into their cheese. Thus, this type of cheese came into existence.

Classifying cheese comes in a variety of ways. Each category can even combine to make a whole different type of cheese. The animal that gives the milk to make the cheese also needs to be considered. Regardless, all these cheese types mentioned apply to any kind of cheese.


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