There are so many different types of cheese that categorizing them is an almost impossible task. Almost, but not quite, so we tried our best to make sense of the dairy mess. You'll find that some cheeses overlap, or can be close to two categories at once, so explore all of the categories to make your cheese-buying decision.
Soft: The most popular category is "soft cheese", which includes the ever-popular Brie and Camemberts, as well as our incredible selection of double and triple cream cheeses like Delice de Bourgogne.
Semi-soft: cheese is smooth and elastic, like Mozzarella, Morbier, Fontina and Havarti. Semi-soft cheese have a very good melting characteristic, so they are great for cooking and ideal for Panini sandwiches and pizzas.
Semi-Hard: Not soft, but not hard either, "semi-hard" cheeses are firm, and include Emmental, Swiss, Mahon, Manchego and Cheddar. While young they are firm and flavorful and tend to be on the drier side, but not hard and crumbly, just firm.
Hard: Aged cheeses. They are crumbly and dry, great for crumbling and grating; some of the most popular hard cheeses are Parmigiano, Grana Padano and Pecorino Romano, although there is a great aged Cheddar and an aged Gouda and a French Mimolette that are just fantastic alternatives.
So much cheese, so little time! Explore all our cheeses by texture below.