10 Most Popular Cheeses in the USA (2023)

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Annual U.S. production: 332.3 million pounds

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In the United States, Swiss cheese is typically an imitation of Switzerland’s Emmental, a medium-hard cheese known for its signature holes (or “eyes”).

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This yellow, medium-hard cheese is slightly sweet and nutty in flavor, and because of its mild flavor and versatile texture, is often served alongside other cheeses. But it also has plenty of admirers all on its own.

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Fun fact: By manipulating acidity, temperature and curing time, cheesemakers can control the size of Swiss cheese holes. The larger the holes, the more pronounced the flavor.

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Swiss is also one of the healthier cheeses you’ll find. So eat up!

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There are a million ways to enjoy Swiss: on deli sandwiches, in grilled-cheese sandwiches, baked into mac and cheese, cubed on platters, the list goes on. But we suggest joining the “melted cheese renaissance” by trying Swiss in the form of fondue or a raclette.

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Fondue, an Alps tradition dating back centuries, is melted Swiss cheese served in a communal pot, which diners dip cubes of bread into using a long-stemmed fork. The most well-known fondue restaurant in the states is Melting Pot, which has locations in 31 states.Outside this chain, “Food & Wine” lists Trestle on Tenth in New York City and Chinook Tavern in Greenwood Village, Colorado, as among the best U.S. restaurants for Swiss-cheese fondue.

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Chinook Tavern is also an excellent place to try raclette, another interactive dish, which involves scraping hot Swiss cheese onto potatoes or dried meats. Raclette has become particularly trendy in big cities like L.A. and New York City, and is well worth trying.

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Annual U.S. production: 402.4 million pounds

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Cottage cheese has grown in popularity over the years, largely due to its reputation as a low-calorie alternative to heavier cheeses. (It’s packed with nutrients, too, including vitamin B12, zinc and copper.)

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The cheese is made from the curds of various levels of pasteurized cow's milk, which are then drained, rather than pressed, to retain a loose texture. Its appealingly mild flavor is due to the fact that it does not undergo an aging or ripening process.

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Cottage cheese is often found on “healthy choice” breakfast menus, and can be used to spread on toast or fruit, blended into smoothies, baked into egg dishes or used in place of chip dips for a lighter-calorie indulgence.

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But cottage cheese has also, surprisingly and excitingly, become a staple at some higher-end restaurants, where it’s being used in more inventive ways. Fig in Charleston, South Carolina, for example, serves it with seasonal produce like blackberries, peaches, radishes and heirloom tomatoes, while L’Etoile in Madison, Wisconsin drizzles it with pumpkin-seed oil and toasted pepitas.

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Pictured here is a beautiful dish from Nix in New York City featuring house-made cottage cheese adorned with chilled asparagus and nectarines. Nutritious and delicious!

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Annual U.S. production: 914.8 million pounds

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Cream cheese, which has been around in Europe since the 1500s and in America since the mid-1700s, is best-known as the ideal partner for bagels, but has many other uses as well. In the U.S., it needs to be at least 33 percent milk fat and have a moisture content of no more than 55 percent.

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Neufchâtel, on the other hand, is a soft, mold-ripened cheese made in the Neufchâtel-en-Bray, French region of Normandy. In 1872, when a man named William Lawrence bought a Neufchâtel factory in New York and added cream, he turned the oldest French cheese into something strictly American.

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We all know the delicacy that is a fresh New York bagel with a healthy schmear of cream cheese. If you want to go wild, try Becky’s Bites in the East Village, which aims to “make New York City known for its cream cheese in the same way the city is famous for its bagels.” Schmears come with a sweet twist in flavors ranging from cookies and cream to peanut butter to funfetti birthday cake. Want something more conventional? Order a bagel with regular-old cream cheese at a New York classic like Ess-a-Bagel or Absolute Bagels (pictured here).

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Of course, you can also get your bagel-with-cream-cheese fix outside NYC, courtesy of national chains like , which offers its own inventive versions of cream cheese (the smoked salmon and jalapeno salsa varieties are weird but awesome).

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Cream cheese is additionally used to make the wonder that is cheesecake. For this, too, New York City reigns supreme, though you can find wonderful offerings all across the country.

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Annual U.S. production: 1.8 billion pounds

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Processed cheeses are those made from real cheese and non-cheese products, like salt, food dyes, preservatives, extra dairy and emulsifiers (typically, the ratio is 50/50, though this can vary). These cheeses are usually sold wrapped in plastic and pressed into individually wrapped singles, and they tend to be easy on the budget.

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The most well-known processed cheese is, but of course, Kraft singles, which dates back to 1916 and has been a staple in school lunches and on grilled-cheese sandwiches ever since. Provel and Velveeta are also popular in the states.

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These cheeses have something of a bad rap and sales have been declining in recent years as Americans embrace fresh and fancy cheeses instead (millennials, but of course, have been blamed for their downfall).

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Still, processed cheese remains a popular choice in American households.

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Honestly, it’s hard these days to find processed cheese in U.S. restaurants. Chains like Panera Bread and Cracker Barrel have swapped out processed cheeses for artisan choices like cheddar and Gouda. Even fast-food chains like Wendy’s and McDonald’s are making the switch.

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The one notable exception? St. Louis, Missouri, which has had a longstanding obsession with Provel cheese, a processed mix of Swiss, provolone and cheddar. This fixation makes sense, considering the cheese got its start in the city; in fact, outside River City, it must be sold under the name “St. Louis-style cheese.”

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Provel is the key ingredient in the beloved “St. Louis-style pizza,” pictured here, that's sold at Imo’s Pizza (and other pizzerias in town that have followed suit). Imo’s actually has locations throughout the Midwest, but the original outpost in the heart of St. Louis is the best place to go to try this regional classic.

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Annual U.S. production: 5.2 billion pounds

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Ok, so this is a little confusing: Processed cheeses like Kraft and Velveeta are often called American cheeses. But when the USDA uses this classification, it’s talking about non-processed cheeses made in the U.S., most prominently cheddar, Colby and Jack.

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Not surprisingly, cheddar dominates in this category, with consumption hitting about 11.07 pounds per capita, with the other American cheeses reaching about 3.99 pounds combined. Ranging from mild to extra sharp, cheddar often comes out on top in surveys asking Americans to pick their favorite cheese (because it’s perfection, obviously).

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Colby is pretty similar to cheddar, including in color, but is softer and milder. And Monterey jack cheese (often shortened to just \"jack\") is a white variety that originated with Mexican Franciscan friars in Monterey, California that’s known for its mellow flavor — though those looking for a kick can turn to its spicy cousin of pepper Jack.

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All are fantastically popular for a reason.

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The majority of cheddar is produced in Wisconsin, and the state is a must-visit for aficionados of this glorious cheese. There are cheese shops galore if you want to try different cheddars on their own, or you can hit up one (or more!) of several restaurants and cafes serving cheddar-starring dishes, including grilled-cheese sandwiches at places like in Milwaukee and Alchemy in Madison, and cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese at restaurants including Macs in Wisconsin Dells.

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Want to go wild? Try Appleton Beer Factory in Appleton, which serves a Beer and Bacon Mac & Cheese Sandwich (yes, you read that right) or Ian’s Pizza, where the cheddar Mac N Cheese pizza, pictured here, is over-the-top perfection. Ian’s has locations not only in Madison and Milwaukee but also in Seattle and Denver.

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All that said, there are other destinations in the U.S. that will proudly claim they actually make the best cheddar. In Vermont, locally loved white cheddar forgoes annatto-based food coloring and can be found on menus across the state. Oregon, home to world-renowned Tillamook cheese, is a strong contender as well.

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California, where Jack cheese was born, is your best bet for this mellow cheese, with the regular and pepper versions found on burgers and in grilled-cheese sandwiches across the state. (Though this cheese is, obviously, found pretty much everywhere.)

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To try something more unusual, head to Northern California to try dry Jack cheese, a sweet and nutty varietal that is only made in this region. You’ll often find it on salads, including kale offerings at Grand Lake Kitchen in Oakland and Za’s Lakefront in Tahoe City, and a Ceasars salad with anchovies at the Mendocino Hotel Restaurant, pictured here.

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Annual U.S. production: 5.6 billion pounds

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When it was announced that Italian cheeses had dethroned American cheeses as the most popular in the country, it made headline news. But really, is it that big of a surprise?

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Consider the list of exemplary cheeses one finds in this category, starting with the ubiquitous mozzarella. Whether supermarket mozzarella, trendy burrata or mozzarella di bufala, this versatile cheese is a true staple in the U.S., not to mention worldwide (it was first made, of course, in Italy). Today, Americans consume about 11.57 pounds of mozzarella per capita per year, with the popularity of American pizza playing a big role in these numbers.

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And that’s to say nothing of the other major cheeses that help make up this category: ricotta, provolone and parmesan. Sounds like a winning mix of cheeses to us.

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Obviously, mozzarella is a key ingredient in just about any type of pizza — from your 99-cent New York slice to the more artisanal wood-oven variety found in trendy cities across the country. Paired with sliced tomatoes, basil, olive oil and salt, it’s also a crucial part of the classic caprese salad.

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You can find both dishes in basically every corner of the U.S., though your best bet is to head to an authentic restaurant in one of the country’s history-rich Italian-American neighborhoods (Boston, Baltimore, San Diego, San Francisco and Cleveland have particularly thriving “Little Italy” communities).

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You’ll also find restaurants thinking outside the box with mozzarella. The recently opened Mozzarella Store, Pizza and Cafe in Chicago, for example, serves the cheese not just in pizza, but in a caprese panini, pictured here, and (yes) gelato.

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This restaurant is also one of many across the country to spotlight burrata, a type of mozzarella made with cream, on its menu.

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The most famous dish starring ricotta, known for its mellow and slightly sweet flavor, is lasagna (this dish also features mozzarella and parmesan, making it your best option for trying a bunch of Italian cheeses at once!).

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For this, too, you can’t go wrong in any of the country’s Italian-American neighborhoods, where lasagna recipes have been passed down through the generations. But for the most critically acclaimed lasagna, head to Domenica in New Orleans, which makes what the Food Network has named the country’s most superb version of the meal. The differentiating factors here? Parsley-infused pasta sheets and a dash of red wine for flavoring.

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When stuffed inside sugar-dusted rolls of fried pastry dough, ricotta cream is also what makes the Italian dessert of cannoli sing. Try the best cannoli of your life at Mike’s Pastry in Boston’s North End Italian-American neighborhood (nearby Modern Pastry makes a killer version too).

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An indulgent version at Mike’s made with chocolate ricotta and chocolate chips is pictured here.

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The gentle smokiness of provolone makes it a wonderful option on sandwiches, and you can find it in the glass case at most sandwich shops in the country, from big-box chains like Subway to small mom-and-pop delis.

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But for our money, the ideal way to eat this cheese is in chicken parmesan. This classic Italian dish, featuring breaded chicken topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese, often features mozzarella, but pairs especially well with provolone. (Either way, parmesan cheese of course makes an appearance too!)

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To try a sublime provolone-based chicken parm, check out the historic Dante NYC in New York City. Pictured here, the restaurant’s take on the meal features baked wine-marinated chicken and Tuscan kale, and comes topped with sourdough breadcrumbs.

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FAQs

What are the top 10 cheeses? ›

  • Brie » ...
  • Camembert » ...
  • Cheddar » ...
  • Gouda » ...
  • Gruyere » ...
  • Mozzarella » ...
  • Parmesan » This is a type of cheese which includes several hard and grainy cheeses, such as Parmegiano Reggiano, “the King of Cheeses”, and Grana Padano. ...
  • Pecorino » This name denotes all Italian cheeses originally made from sheep's milk.

What cheese is America famous for? ›

American soft cheeses
  • BellaVitano Cheese.
  • Brick cheese.
  • Cheese curd.
  • Colby cheese.
  • Colby-Jack cheese.
  • Farmer cheese. Hoop cheese, drier version of farmer cheese.
  • String cheese, particular American variety of mozzarella with a stringy texture.
  • Cougar Gold cheese, an American cheddar.

What is the most eaten cheese in the world? ›

1. Mozzarella. Mozzarella may be the most popular cheese of all. It's a southern Italian dairy product traditionally made from buffalo milk.

What is the #1 cheese in America? ›

Data from a YouGov poll of over 8,000 US adults finds that America's favorite cheese is a classic: cheddar. About one in five (19%) say this is their top pick, while 13% say their favorite is American cheese. In third place is mozzarella, with 9%, followed by Swiss (8%).

What is the number 1 cheese? ›

Gruyere cheese from Bern, Switzerland has been named the world's best cheese.

What is the most expensive cheese? ›

Pule, also known as donkey cheese, is by far the priciest cheese on the planet, selling for $600 or more per pound. It's produced by just one farm in the world, located in the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve in Serbia, so if you want to try it out, you'll have to take quite the road trip.

What are the top three cheeses? ›

top 3 cheeses? colby jaaack~tik tok - YouTube

What is the best cheese in the world 2022? ›

A Gruyere from Switzerland has been named the 2022 World Champion Cheese for the second consecutive time and third overall. The cheese, Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP is made by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus in Bern, Switzerland for Gourmino AG.

What cheese do people like the most? ›

What are America's favorite cheeses?
  • Cheddar. Cheddar was the overwhelming favorite, with 19 percent of adults naming it their go-to cheese. ...
  • American. Coming in second is the classic American cheese, with 13 percent of the vote. ...
  • Mozzarella. ...
  • Swiss. ...
  • Colby Jack/Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack. ...
  • Provolone. ...
  • (Tie) Blue cheese. ...
  • Brie.
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What cheese was invented in America? ›

In fact, the original American cheese is Cheddar. The English immigrants brought their prized cultures and traditional cheesemaking techniques along with them, and the rest is history.

What is the least popular cheese? ›

The German cheese, Limburger is probably the least popular cheese. Known as 'stinky' cheese, said to smell something like smelly feet.

How many types of cheese are there in USA? ›

More than 600 varieties of cheese are available from skilled U.S. cheese makers. There are many ways to categorize cheeses, but the most widely accepted method is by degree of hardness.

What country eats the most cheese? ›

The International Dairy Federation estimates that France holds the title for the most cheese consumed in a year per capita, but Italy boasts a close second.

What state eats the most cheese? ›

The most prolific cheese making state, not surprisingly is Wisconsin. Over a quarter of all American cheese is produced by the so-called 'Cheese State' ?
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What's the best cheese for sandwiches? ›

8 Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
  1. Medium Cheddar. Ah, the grilled cheese standard. ...
  2. Raclette. You've likely seen a melty cheese being melted and scraped over things like meat, bread, and potatoes. ...
  3. Young Unsmoked Gouda. ...
  4. Organic American Slices. ...
  5. Fontina Val D'Aosta. ...
  6. Pepperjack. ...
  7. Taleggio. ...
  8. Comté
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Which cheese is best for pizza? ›

What is the best melting cheese for pizza? The undisputed king of meltiness for cheese toppings is mozzarella. Classic mozzarella has the ideal balance of moisture, elasticity, and fat content for meltability.

Which cheese is used in hotel? ›

E.g. Parmigiano Reggiano, Parmesan, Pecorino Romano, Dry Jack, etc. These cheese are generally made from goat's milk and it is produced in wide varieties such as soft fresh cheese to hard aged cheese.

Which cheese is used in burger? ›

American cheese is a melty classic; smoked gouda is delicious on burgers with barbecue sauce. You can't forget cheddar, either, which works with everything from pickled slaw and fried shallots to tarragon Russian dressing. Read on for recipes using those cheeses, and more of the best cheeses for burgers.

What cheese is best on crackers? ›

Cheeses like monterey jack or havarti are the easiest to pair with crackers because these cheeses keep their shape when you cut them. Butter-flavored crackers work with most semi-soft cheeses. Crackers with walnuts are great with fontina, and crackers with fennel or caraway work well for havarti or muenster cheese.

What is the most produced cheese? ›

10 Most Popular Cheeses in the USA
  • Processed Cheese.
  • Cream Cheese and Neufchâtel. ...
  • Cottage Cheese. ...
  • Swiss. ...
  • Hispanic. ...
  • Muenster. Annual U.S. production: 191.3 million pounds. ...
  • Feta. Annual U.S. production: 129.8 million pounds. ...
  • Blue and Gorgonzola. Annual U.S. production: 94.7 million pounds. ...
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What kind of cheese goes on a charcuterie board? ›

Here are the best cheeses for your charcuterie board
  • Hard cheese: chunks of parmesan, aged gouda, asiago.
  • Firm cheese: gruyere, comte, manchego, colby, cheddar.
  • Semi-soft cheese: havarti, butterkäse, muenster.
  • Soft cheese: burrata, mascarpone, stracchino.
  • Blue cheese: gorgonzola, dunbarton blue, marbled blue jack.

What is the oldest kind of cheese? ›

Conciato Romano is the oldest cheese in the world. Mentioned by Pliny as well as Martial, it has been made in the Caserta region since the days of the Samnites, before they were subjugated by the Romans. But these days it's not a cheese for everyone, as we are no longer accustomed to such powerful odors and flavors.

What is the weirdest cheese name? ›

The Top 15 Most Hilarious Cheese Names
  • Dirt Lover. Is this the cheese for those who actually ate dirt as a child? ...
  • Sgt. Pepper. ...
  • Shepherd's Hope. Honestly, I found this funny because it's so morbid. ...
  • Little Dragon. ...
  • Dragon's Breath Blue. ...
  • Acapella. ...
  • Timberdoodle. ...
  • Stinking Bishop.
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Where is the largest cheese factory in the US? ›

The exhibits were fun as well. Hilmar Cheese Company is the "world's largest single-site cheese and whey products manufacturing facility" The visitor center features exhibits, free samples, and viewing windows.

What is rare cheese? ›

5 Rare Cheeses You Don't Know But Should - YouTube

Why is it called Colby Jack cheese? ›

The name Colby-Jack comes from the combination of the names of the two kinds of cheese it is made from, Colby and Monterey Jack cheese. Colby cheese originates in Colby, Wisconsin, and was created by Joseph F. Steinwand in 1885.

What is Vermont cheddar cheese? ›

Made with milk sourced from regional family farms and with milk from cows not treated with rBST*, this cheese has a pleasantly mild, rich flavor and smooth, creamy texture. Boar's Head Vermont Cheddar Cheese is aged for three months to achieve the classic Cheddar taste.

Is marble cheese the same as Colby Jack? ›

Marble cheese is a combination of Colby and Monterey Jack or white and orange cheddar curds. These cheeses vary in textures and are usually hard. Colby Jack: Colby Jack or Cojack is a classic American combination of Colby and Monterey Jack cheese.

What is the second best cheese in the world? ›

2nd place: Epoisses Berthaut Perrière, France

Made since the 16th century, it's a cows' milk cheese with a washed rind, soft texture and creamy taste. The winning version is washed with Marc de Bourgogne and made by Fromagerie Berthaut in Burgundy.

Where in the world has the best cheese? ›

12 Destinations With The World's Best Cheese
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam Cheese Museum. ...
  • Waterbury, Vermont. Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese. ...
  • Gruyères, Switzerland. Gruyere cheese factory. ...
  • Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Cheese Curds. ...
  • Normandy, France. ...
  • Gloucestershire, England. ...
  • La Mancha, Spain. ...
  • Emilia Romagna, Italy.

What kind of cheese is Wisconsin famous for? ›

Colby. We truly do love all of our cheeses equally here in Wisconsin, but if there were an official state cheese, many believe that Colby would be the ultimate frontrunner.

What cheese is the best cheese? ›

The very best kinds of cheese:
  • Mozzarella.
  • Parmigiano Reggiano.
  • Sharp Cheddar.
  • Brie.
  • Swiss cheese.
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Why is American cheese so yellow? ›

Unlike white cheese, yellow American cheese has its yellowish color thanks to the draining out of the whey. In this process, beta-carotene, a kind of protein in the milk, contributes to creating a yellowish color. This beta-carotene is a result of the grass and vegetables that the cow eats.

Why is cheese so popular in USA? ›

Cheese's increasing popularity among Americans owes a lot to the rise of pizza. Mozzarella went from being a rather obscure Italian cheese to the most popular variety of cheese in the country.

What is the white cheese called? ›

Traditional White cheese, produced in the same way as FETA, is made all over the world using cow's milk. This is a similar brined, white cheese as “feta”. Outside EU often made partly or fully of cow's milk, and sometimes called “feta”- inside EU this is called white cheese or “salad cheese”.

What is the most disliked cheese? ›

Casu martzu (Sardinian pronunciation: [ˈkazu ˈmaɾtsu]; literally 'rotten/putrid cheese'), sometimes spelled casu marzu, and also called casu modde, casu cundídu and casu fràzigu in Sardinian, is a traditional Sardinian sheep milk cheese that contains live insect larvae (maggots).

What cheese is the smelliest? ›

If you've read anything about stinky cheese, you may know that a particular French cheese from Burgundy, Epoisse de Bourgogne, usually gets top marks for being the smelliest cheese in the world. Aged for six weeks in brine and brandy, it's so pungent that it's banned on French public transport.

What are the 4 Italian cheeses? ›

A Guide to The Best Italian Cheeses
  • Mozzarella. ...
  • Gorgonzola. ...
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano. ...
  • Mascarpone. ...
  • Ricotta. ...
  • Stracchino. ...
  • Bel Paese.
5 Apr 2019

What is the best cheese in the world 2022? ›

A Gruyere from Switzerland has been named the 2022 World Champion Cheese for the second consecutive time and third overall. The cheese, Gourmino Le Gruyère AOP is made by Michael Spycher of Mountain Dairy Fritzenhaus in Bern, Switzerland for Gourmino AG.

What is the best and healthiest cheese? ›

Some of the healthiest cheeses are feta and goat cheese, which are better for lactose intolerance. Cottage cheese and ricotta have more than 11 grams of muscle-building protein in a single serving. Swiss cheese is naturally lower in sodium, so it is a good option for people with hypertension.

Which cheese is most expensive? ›

The world's rarest and most expensive cheese, known as Pule, is made out of the milk of Balkan donkeys. And it is only produced at the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve in Serbia.

Which is the king of cheese? ›

Known as the “King of Cheeses”, Parmesan, or Parmigiano Reggiano was first produced by Benedictine and Cistercian monks a thousand years ago.

What is the oldest kind of cheese? ›

Conciato Romano is the oldest cheese in the world. Mentioned by Pliny as well as Martial, it has been made in the Caserta region since the days of the Samnites, before they were subjugated by the Romans. But these days it's not a cheese for everyone, as we are no longer accustomed to such powerful odors and flavors.

What is the second best cheese in the world? ›

2nd place: Epoisses Berthaut Perrière, France

Made since the 16th century, it's a cows' milk cheese with a washed rind, soft texture and creamy taste. The winning version is washed with Marc de Bourgogne and made by Fromagerie Berthaut in Burgundy.

Where in the world has the best cheese? ›

12 Destinations With The World's Best Cheese
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands. Amsterdam Cheese Museum. ...
  • Waterbury, Vermont. Vermont sharp white cheddar cheese. ...
  • Gruyères, Switzerland. Gruyere cheese factory. ...
  • Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Cheese Curds. ...
  • Normandy, France. ...
  • Gloucestershire, England. ...
  • La Mancha, Spain. ...
  • Emilia Romagna, Italy.

What is World Champion cheese? ›

The World Championship Cheese Contest is the world's premier technical cheese, butter, and yogurt competition and has been hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association biennially since 1957. Entries are evaluated by a team of skilled technical judges from all over the world.

Which cheese is anti inflammatory? ›

In particular, goat cheese contains A2 casein, which may be less inflammatory and less likely to cause digestive discomfort than the A1 casein found in cow's milk ( 39 , 40 ).

What cheese is best for weight loss? ›

Feta cheese has few calories than any other cheese, so it a good choice for weight loss. 28 grams of feta cheese contains 75 calories.

What cheese is banned from public transport? ›

About Époisses Cheese

Ranked fourth smelliest cheese in the world by a recent travel blogs article, Époisses has genuinely been banned from public transport vehicles across France, so beware this is not one for the faint hearted (nostrilled?).

Where is the largest cheese factory in the US? ›

The exhibits were fun as well. Hilmar Cheese Company is the "world's largest single-site cheese and whey products manufacturing facility" The visitor center features exhibits, free samples, and viewing windows.

What is rare cheese? ›

5 Rare Cheeses You Don't Know But Should - YouTube

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