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281 Cheeses You Should Know

IMG_20140105_181216_867I began compiling this list of cheeses last year while I was studying for the ACS CCP exam. I printed the list and began creating it by hand, as I had time or learned a new piece of information about the cheese. Finally over the last few weeks, I finished it; partially to assist friends and collegues who are sitting for the ACS CCP exam this July and also because I wanted to share it with all of you. I fashioned it with information that consumers and lovers of cheese want to know: milk type, raw or pasteurized, vegetarian suitable and country of origin. 


Cheese Milk Type Rennet Raw or Pasteurized Country of Origin
Abondance Cow Animal Raw France
Aged Raclette (Leelanau Cheese) Cow Vegetable Past USA
Appalachian (Meadow Creek) Cow Animal Raw USA
Appenzeller Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Appleby’s Cheshire Cow Vegetarian Raw England
Ascutney Mountain Cheese Cow Vegetable Raw USA
Asiago Cow Animal Raw Italy
Banon Goat Animal Raw France
Barely Buzzed Cow Microbial Past USA
Barkham Blue Cow Vegetable Past England
Bayley Hazen Blue Cow Animal Raw USA
Bear Hill (Grafton) Sheep Microbial Raw USA
Beaufort Cow Animal Raw France
Bellavitano (Sartori)** Cow Microbial Past USA
Berkswell Sheep Animal Raw England
Bermuda Triangle (Cypress Grove)** Goat Microbial Past USA
Big Rock Blue (Central Coast Creamery) Cow Vegetarian Past USA
Big Sky Grana (Bleu Mont Dairy) Cow Raw USA
Bitto Cow + 10-20% goat Animal Raw Italy
Bleu d’Auvergne Cow Animal Raw France
Bleu de Gex Haut Jura Cow Animal Raw France
Bleu de Vercors-Sassengage Cow Animal Past France
Bleu des Causses Cow Animal Raw France
Bleu Mont Dairy Bandaged Cheddar Cow Raw USA
Blu di Bufala Buffalo Animal Past Italy
Boerenkaas Cow Microbial Raw Holland
Bonne Bouche (VBCC) Goat Microbial Past USA
Bra Cow Animal Both* Italy
Branzi Cow Animal Raw Italy
Brie Cow Animal Both* France
Brie de Meaux Cow Animal Both* France
Brie de Meulen Cow None Raw France
Brillat Savarin Cow Animal Past France
Brin d’Amour Sheep Animal Past France
Brindisi Fontina (WVCC) Cow Microbial Past USA
Brocciu Goat or Sheep Whey Animal Past France
Bucheron Goat Microbial Past France
Cabecou de Roncamadour Goat Animal Both* France
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cow Microbial Past USA
Cabrales Cow Animal Raw Spain
Caciocavallo Silano Cow Animal Raw Italy
Caerphilly Cow Animal Raw England
Cambozola Cow Microbial Past Germany
Camellia (Redwood Hill) Goat Vegetable Past USA
Camembert Cow Animal Both* France
Canestrato Pugliese Sheep Animal Raw Italy
Cantal Cow Animal Both* France
Cape Foulweather Goat Animal Past USA
Capricious (Achadinha Cheese) Goat Vegetarian Past USA
Carmody (Bellwether Farm) Cow Vegetable Past USA
Casatella Trevigiana Cow Animal Past Italy
Casciotta d’Urbino 75% Sheep, 25% Cow Animal Raw Italy
Cashel Blue Cow Vegetable Past Ireland
Castelmagno Cow Animal Raw Italy
Chabichou du Poitou Goat Animal Raw France
Chaource Cow Animal Raw France
Chaumes Cow Animal Past France
Cheddar Various Both Both* England, USA
Cheshire Cow Vegetable Raw England
Chevrotin des Aravis Goat Animal Raw France
Chimay Cow Animal Past Belgium
Clemson Blue Cow USA
Coeur de Neufchatel Cow Animal Past France
Colorouge (MouCo) Cow Animal Past USA
Comte Cow Animal Raw France
Constant Bliss Cow Animal Raw USA
Cotija Cow Animal Both* Mexico
Crema de Blue (Valley Shepherd Creamery) Cow and Sheep Animal Raw USA
Cremont Goat and Cow Microbial Past USA
Crescenza Cow Animal Both* Italy/US
Crottin de Chavignol Goat Animal Raw France
Curio Bay Pecorino Sheep New Zealand
Dancing Fern (Sequatchie Cove) Cow Raw USA
Delice de Bourgogne Cow Animal Both* France
Dirt Lover (Green Dirt) Sheep Animal Past USA
Dorset Blue Cow Animal Raw England
Drunken Goat Goat Animal Past Spain
Drunken Hooligan (Cato Corner) Cow Animal Raw USA
Dry Monterey Jack (Vella) Cow Microbial Past USA
Durrus Cow Animal Raw Ireland
Dutchman’s Flat (Juniper Grove) Goat Raw USA
Edam Cow Animal Past Holland
Emmental Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Epoisses Cow Animal Both* France
Erronkariko gazta Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Evora Sheep Vegetable Raw Portugal
Feta Goat, Sheep Animal Both* Greece
Fiore Sardo Sheep Animal Both Italy
Fiscalini Bandage Wrapped Cheddar** Cow Animal Raw USA
Flagsheep (Beecher’s)** Cow, Sheep Microbial Past USA
Flagship** Cow Microbial Past USA
Fontina Fontal Cow Animal Past Italy
Fontina Valle d’Aosta Cow Animal Raw Italy
Formagella del Luinese Goat Animal Raw Italy
Formaggio di Fossa di Sogliano Sheep, Cow or both Animal Both Italy
Formatge de l’Alt Urgell I la Cerdanya Cow Animal Past Spain
Formatge de Mallorca Cow, Goat, Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Formatge de Mao Spain
Formei de Mut dell’Alta Val Brembana Cow Animal Raw Italy
Forsterkase Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Fougerus Cow Animal Past France
Fourme d’Ambert Cow Animal Raw France
Fourme de Montbrison Cow Animal Raw France
Fromager d’Affinois Cow Animal Past France
Garrotxa Goat Animal Past Spain
Gorgonzola Cow Animal Both* Italy
Gorgonzola Dolce Cow Animal Both* Italy
Gorgonzola Picante Cow Animal Past Italy
Gouda Various Both Both* Holland
Gran Canaria (Carr Valley Cheese)** Cow, Goat, Sheep Vegetable Past USA
Gran Cru Gruyere Cow Microbial Past USA
Gran Queso Cow Microbial Past USA
Grana Padano Cow Animal Raw Italy
Grayson (Meadow Creek) Cow Animal Raw USA
Great Hill Blue (Great Hill Dairy) Cow Microbial Raw USA
Green Peppercorn Cone (Coach) Goat Vegetable Past USA
Gruyere (Cave-Aged) Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Gubbeen Cow Vegetable Past Ireland
Halloumi Sheep and Goat Microbial Both Greece
Harbison (Jasper Hill Farm) Cow Animal Past USA
Hoch Ybrig Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Hoja Santa Goat Microbial Past USA
Hooligan Cow Animal Raw USA
Hubbardston Blue (Westfield Farm)** Goat or Cow Microbial Past USA
Hudson Valley Camembert Cow and Sheep Microbial Past USA
Humboldt Fog (Cypress Grove)** Goat Microbial Past USA
Ibores Goat Animal Raw Spain
Idiazabal Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Idiazabal Gazta Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Jarlsberg Cow Animal Past Norway
Kunik (Nettle Meadow) Goat with Cow cream added Animal Past USA
La Tur Cow, Goat, Sheep Animal Past Italy
Laguiole Cow Animal Raw France
Lancanshire Cow Animal Both* England
Landaff Cow Animal Raw USA
Langres Cow Animal Past France
l’Edel de Cleron Cow Animal Past France
l’Etivaz Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Limberger (Chalet) Cow Microbial Past USA
Lincolnshire Poacher Cow Animal Raw England
Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar (Mariposa Dairy) Goat Microbial Past Canada
Livarot Cow Animal Raw France
Maconnais Goat or Cow Animal Raw France
Mahon Cow Animal Both* Spain
Majorero (Similar to Manchego) Goat Animal (lamb) Raw Spain
Mamirolle Cow Animal Past Canada
Manchego Sheep Animal Both* Spain
Marieke Aged Gouda Cow Animal Raw USA
Marisa, Cave-Aged (Carr Valley)** Sheep Microbial Past USA
Maroilles Cow France
Marzolino Sheep Animal Past Italy
Mascarpone Cow Microbial Past Italy/US
Maytag Blue Cow Vegetable Raw USA
Mecox Sunrise Cow Raw USA
Mellage, Cave-Aged (Carr Valley Cheese)** Cow, Goat, Sheep Microbial Past USA
Milleens Cow Animal Past Ireland
Mimolette Cow Animal Past France
Montasio Cow Animal Past Italy
Monte Enebro Goat Animal Past Spain
Monte Veronese Cow Animal Raw Italy
Montgomery Cheddar Cow Animal Raw England
Mopsy’s Best (Black Sheep Creamery) Sheep Raw USA
Morbier Cow Animal Both* France
Mozzarella di Bufala Buffalo Animal Past Italy
Mt. Tam (Cowgirl) Cow Vegetable Past USA
Munster-Gerome Cow Animal Both* France
Murazzano Sheep and Cow Italy
Murcia al Vino Goat Microbial Past Spain
Myzithra Sheep or  Sheep and Goat Animal Past Greece
Oaxaca Cow Animal Past Mexico
Oka Cow Animal Both* Canada
Old Kentucky Tome (Capriole) Goat Animal Raw USA
Original Blue (Point Reyes) Cow Vegetable Raw USA
Ossau-Iraty Sheep Animal Both* France
Palhais Goat Past Portugal
Parmigiano Reggiano Cow Animal Raw Italy
Pawlet Goat Microbial Raw USA
Pecorino di Fillano Sheep Italy
Pecorino Romano Sheep Animal Both* Italy
Pecorino Sardo Sheep Animal Raw Italy
Pecorino Sicillano Sheep Animal (lamb) Raw Italy
Pecorino Toscano Sheep Animal Both Italy
Pelardon des Cevennes Goat Animal Raw France
Piacentinu Ennese Sheep Past Italy
Piave Cow Animal Past Italy
Picodon Goat Animal Past France
Picon Bejes-Tresviso Cow, Goat, Sheep Spain
Pierre-Robert Cow Animal Past France
Pleasant Ridge Reserve (Uplands)** Cow Animal Raw USA
Podda Classico Sheep and Cow Animal Past Italy
Pont l’Eveque Cow Animal Both* France
Pouligny-Saint-Pierre Goat Animal Raw France
Pride of Bacchus Sheep Animal Raw USA
Primo Sale Sheep Italy
Provolone del Monaco Cow Raw Italy
Provolone Valpadano Cow Animal Italy
Quartirolo Lombardo Cow Animal Italy
Queixo Arzua-Ulloa Cow Animal Past Spain
Queixo Cabreiro Spain
Queixo de Tetilla Cow Both Spain
Queso Blanco Cow Vegetable Mexico
Queso de flor Cow, Goat, Sheep Vegetable Raw Spain
Queso de la Serena Sheep Vegetable Both* Spain
Queso de las Alpujarras Goat or Mixed Animal Both Spain
Queso de Murcia Goat Microbial Past Spain
Queso Fresco Cow Past Mexico
Queso Nata de Cantabria Cow Animal Raw Spain
Queso Palmero Goat Animal (Goat) Raw Spain
Quesu Casin Cow Animal Raw Spain
Quesu d’Afega’l pitu Cow Raw Spain
Quesu de Gamonedo Cow Animal Raw Spain
Quesucos de Liebana Cow, Goat, Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Raclette Cow Animal Both* France
Ragusano Cow Animal Raw Italy
Raschera Cow Raw Italy
Reading Cow Animal Raw USA
Reblochon de Savoie Cow Animal Raw France
Red Hawk (Cowgirl) Cow Vegetable Past USA
Red Leicester Cow Animal Raw England
Red Rock (Roelli) Cow Animal Past USA
Ricotta Romano Sheep Italy
Roaring Forties Cow Past Australia
Robiola di Roccaverano Goat Animal Raw Italy
Rogue Rive Blue** Cow Microbial Raw USA
Roncal Sheep Animal Raw Spain
Roquefort Sheep Animal Raw France
Rush Creek (Uplands)** Cow Animal Raw USA
Saint Maure de Touraine Goat Animal Both* France
Saint Nectaire Cow Animal Both* France
Salers Cow Raw France
Salva Cremasco Cow Animal Raw Italy
San Andreas (Bellwether Farm) Sheep Vegetable Raw USA
Sbrinz Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Scharfe Maxx Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Scio (Ancient Heritage) Sheep Raw USA
Seastack (Mt. Townsend) Cow Animal Past USA
Selles-sur-Cher Goat Animal Both* France
Serra da Estrella Sheep Vegetable Raw Portugal
Shropshire Blue Cow Vegetable Past England
Siltcoos Goat Animal Past USA
Single Gloucester Cow Vegetarian Raw England
Snow White (Carr Valley Cheese)** Goat USA
Spenwood Sheep Vegetable Raw England
Spressa delle Giudcarie Cow Italy
St. George (Matos Cheese) Cow Vegetable Raw USA
St. Marcellin Cow Animal Past France
Stelvio (Stilfser) Cow Animal Italy
Stichelton Cow Animal Raw England
Stilton Cow Animal Past England
Taleggio Cow Animal Past Italy
Tarentaise Cow Animal Raw USA
Teleme Cow Past USA
Tete de Moine Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Thomasville Tomme (Sweet Grass Dairy)** Cow Animal Raw USA
Tilsiter Cow Microbial Past Switzerland
Toggenburger Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Toma Piemontese Cow Past Italy
Tome des Bauges Cow Raw France
Tomme de Savoie Cow Animal Raw France
Torta del Casar Sheep Vegetable Raw Spain
Trentingrana Cow Italy
Truffle Tremor** Goat Microbial Past USA
Tumalo Tomme (Juniper Grove Farm) Goat Animal Raw USA
Twig Farm Washed Wheel Goat with a little cow added on occasion Animal Raw USA
Two-Faced Blue (Willapa Hills)** Sheep and Cow Animal Past USA
Up In Smoke Goat Animal Past USA
Vacherin du Haub-Doubs Cow Animal Raw France
Vacherin Fribourgeois Cow Animal Raw Switzerland
Vacherin Mont d’Or Cow Animal Raw France
Valdeon Cow, Goat Animal Past Spain
Valencay Goat Animal Both* France
Valle d’Acosta Fromadzo Cow with small amt of goat added Animal Italy
Valtellina Casera Cow Raw Italy
Vastedda della Valle del Belice Sheep Animal (Lamb) Raw Italy
Vermont Shepherd (Major Farm) Sheep Vegetable Raw USA
Wabash Cannonball (Capriole) Goat USA
Wensleydale Cow Animal Past England
West Country Farmhouse Cheddar Cow Animal Raw England
Winnimere (Jasper Hill Farm) Cow Animal Raw USA
Zamorano Sheep Animal (lamb) Past Spain

** Indicates we have an interview with the Cheesemaker here on the website. The entire list of interviews can be accessed by clicking here.

Many European cheeses are made with raw milk for their own market and with pasteurized milk for the USA market, due to FDA regulations regarding raw milk cheeses.

Links to my other cheese databases: 165 more cheeses to know178 vegetarian suitable cheeses and 249 raw milk cheeses. For reviews, click on the “Cheese Index” tab above this post.

All of the American Cheese Society Best of Show cheeses since 2000 are included as are 95% of the EU protected cheeses.

My thanks to the following websites which I used for research: Culture Magazine, Janet Fletcher’s “Cheese Course”, Cowgirl Creamery, Cheese.com, Agraria.org, Murray’s Cheese , the numerous websites of producers and cheesemakers and World Cheese Book by Juliet Harbutt (which you can buy by clicking on the amazon.com icon below.


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