Pasteurized or processed cheese utilizes a heating process with water and emulsifiers ( an additive that causes water and oil to blend and stay that way)
Cheese food has milk solids added with salt and emulsifiers
Club or cold packed is made without heat or emulsifiers
Natural is made from 100% cream or milk and is usually aged or cured.
American is white (uncolored with dye) or yellow. It is a good sandwich cheese and an excellent cooking cheese. It makes wonderful macaroni and cheese and great grilled cheese sandwiches.
Bel Paese is an Italian cheese and is great as an appetizer. It is excellent served with nuts, especially Brazil nuts.
Blue Cheese is a French cheese and is wonderful in salads and used in salad dressings.
Brick cheese is an American cheese and is a good sandwich cheese.
Brie is a French cheese and is a good appetizer. It is excellent served with fruit, especially pears.
Camembert is a French cheese and is good served with assorted crackers and fresh berries.
Cheddar is an English cheese and is a good cooking cheese. It make great pimento and cheese sandwich mixes. It is a great addition to a meat sandwich or tray.
Cheshire is an English cheese. It is crumbly and makes a great snack, It is a good cooking cheese. It is an excellent choice for serving on a toasted english muffin with fried ham and scrambled eggs.
Club is a Canadian cheese. It is a good sandwich cheese and a great snacking cheese.
Cream cheese is an American variety and great for cheese cakes, appetizer spreads, balls, dips and served on bagels either plain or with fruit or vegetables added.
Edam or Gouda are the same cheese and are Dutch. This cheese is mild and is good served with crackers and fresh fruit. It is especially good served with raspberry or dragon fruit beer.
Fontina is an Italian cheese and very mellow. It is great served with seafood and seafood appetizers. It is good on dessert trays.
Gjetost is a Norwegian cheese with a slight carmel flavor. It is a great sandwich cheese especially with smoked meats.
Gorgonzola is an Italian cheese it is excellent crumbled on salads and served with cashews and in cashew dishes or the side.
Gourmandise is a French cheese and has a distinct cherry brandy taste. It is good as an appetizer and in desserts. It is delicious when served with pitted dark cherries.
Gruyere is a Swiss cheese with a nutty flavor. It is a good dessert cheese. It is a good cooking cheese and fabulous served on hot apple pie.
Kash Kaval is a Yugos;avian cheese. It is salty. It is great as a snacking cheese and good on meat trays.
It is exceptionally good with salami and sausages
Liederkranz is an American cheese. It is very pungent and great with assorted flavored crackers and on vegetable trays. It is a good choice for wine tasting. It is an excellent sidekick for sliced bananas with berries.
Monterey Jack is a California cheese. It is mild and a wonderful choice for sandwiches. It is good for cooking and excellent served with breakfast and with hard boiled or deviled eggs.
Mozzerella is an Italian cheese. It is a mild cooking cheese. It is great on pizza and in pastas.
Muenster is a German cheese and is great on sandwiches. It is delicious as a snack with english walnuts.
Noekkelost is a Norwegian cheese. It is a mild seeded cheese. It is great on sandwiches and served as a snacking cheese.
Parmesan is an Italian cheese. It is good grated for cooking and served on spagetti and other pasta dishes.
Port du Salut is a French cheese and is good served with apples, as an appetizer and in and with desserts.
Provolone is an Italian cheese. Smoked provolone is good for snacking and great served with green or black whole pitted olives. Mild provolone is a great sandwich cheese. Sharp provolone makes an excellent cooking cheese.
Ricotta is an Italian cheese. It is a curd cheese and wonderful in lasagna, The dry is also great sliced in wedges and served with extra dry wine. The dry is an excellent choice for cooking and desserts.
Romano is an Italian cheese. It is granular and usually grated. It is a good cooking cheese. It is great in salad dressings, on garlic bread and on pasta.
Roquefort is a French cheese and is good in salads and salad dressings, It is an excellent choice to serve with grapes. It makes an excellent dip and is good cut in wedge shapes and served with wine coolers.
Samsoe is a Danish cheese. It is mild and an excellent sandwich cheese, especially good on rye bread.
Sapsago is a Swiss cheese. It has a cloverlike taste. It is good grated for cooking or sprinkling.
Sbrinz is a Swiss cheese and grated makes an excellent tooper for cooked vegetables and casseroles.
Swiss cheese is of Swiss origin. It is mild. It is great on sandwiched especially on rye bread. It is also a good cooking cheese.