A few different types of cheese include Gouda, cheddar, Brie, mozzarella and Asiago. Cheese comes from all over the world and is primarily made from cow's milk but is also made from the milk of animals such as goats, yaks, sheep and reindeer.
Gouda, a Dutch cheese, is one of the most popular cheeses and makes up 50 to 60 percent of cheese consumption worldwide. Gouda is a semi-hard cheese and has a smooth texture. It is also manufactured in America, although it is less flavorful and pungent than Dutch Gouda.
Although cheddar originated from England, it is now manufactured all over the world. Cheddar is only made from cow's milk and is a hard cheese with a crumbly texture. Cheddar cheese was invented by Joseph Harding.
Often called "the queen of cheeses," Brie is a soft, French cheese created in the region it is named after. Genuine Brie is unstabilized and has an intricate flavor and is made from whole or semi-skimmed cow's milk. Brie should be served at room temperature for optimal flavor enjoyment.
Mozzarella cheese originated in Italy and used to be made from water buffalo milk. Unlike most cheese, mozzarella is not aged but rather eaten within a few hours after it is made.