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Reasonably well-known and available cheeses which originate in a particular country.

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Abertam
   cheese comes from   
Czech Republic
Hard cheese made from sheep milk
Andari
   cheese comes from   
Kenya
Avaxtskyr
   cheese comes from   
Iceland
Cow milk, texture soft
Bel Paese
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Cow milk
Bleu D'Auvergne
   cheese comes from   
France
Spicy, nutty, strong
Bleu De Bresse
   cheese comes from   
France
Bresse
Bokmakiri
   cheese comes from   
South Africa
Boursin
   cheese comes from   
France
Normandy
Brie
   cheese comes from   
France
Cow milk
Brin D'Amour
   cheese comes from   
Corsica
"wisp of love" Raw sheep milk
Caboc
   cheese comes from   
Scotland
Cow milk, soft
Caciocavallo
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Made out of sheep or cow milk, originally produced in Sicily. Caciocavallo cheese is shaped like a tear-drop and is similar in taste to the aged Southern Italian Provolone cheese, with a hard edible rind.
Cambazola
   cheese comes from   
Germany
From cow milk, texture is smooth & rich, tastes spicy & slightly sweet-sour
Camembert
   cheese comes from   
France
Soft mould ripened creamy cheese from Normandy
Cantal
   cheese comes from   
France
Auvergne; taste of hazelnut and fresh milk
Caravane
   cheese comes from   
Mauritania
Carre-de-L'Est
   cheese comes from   
France
Lorraine
Castelo Branco
   cheese comes from   
Portugal
Goat or sheep milk
Cheddar
   cheese comes from   
England
Originally made in Cheddar, Somerset. Takes up more than half of the British cheese market
Cheshire
   cheese comes from   
England
Soft crumbly white cheese with a salty tang.
Chèvre
   cheese comes from   
France
Goat milk
Coalho
   cheese comes from   
Brazil
Colby
   cheese comes from   
USA
Colby cheese is a cow milk cheese. It was originally called Colby "Swiss" Cheddar. Joseph F. Steinwand in 1874 developed a new type of cheese at his father's cheese factory near Colby, Wisconsin, USA. The cheese was named after the village. An 1898 issue of the "Colby Phonograph" noted that "A merchant in Phillips gives as one of the 13 reasons why people should trade with him, that he sells the genuine Steinwand Colby Cheese."
Cotija
   cheese comes from   
Mexico
Originally made from goat milk but now cow milk is preferred
Coverdale
   cheese comes from   
England
Not a deep purple cheese.
Cwmtawe Pecorino
   cheese comes from   
Wales
Sheep milk, hard
Danish Blue
   cheese comes from   
Denmark
Daralagjazsky
   cheese comes from   
Russia
Sheep or cow milk, soft
Dorset Blue Vinney
   cheese comes from   
England
Double Gloucester
   cheese comes from   
England
Dunbarra
   cheese comes from   
Ireland
Cow milk, soft & creamy
Edammer
   cheese comes from   
The Netherlands
Pasteurised cow milk
Emmental
   cheese comes from   
Switzerland
Cow milk
Fontina
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Fynbo
   cheese comes from   
Denmark
Geitost
   cheese comes from   
Norway
Whey from goat milk
Gorgonzola
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Unskimmed cow milk
Gouda
   cheese comes from   
The Netherlands
Grana Padano
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Cow milk
Gruyère
   cheese comes from   
Switzerland
Unpasteurised cow milk
Halloumi
   cheese comes from   
Cyprus
It is traditionally made from a mixture of goat and sheep milk
Hushållsost
   cheese comes from   
Sweden
Cow milk, creamy, semi-soft
Jarlsberg
   cheese comes from   
Norway
Jarlsberg cheese is a mild, Swiss Emmentaler-style, cow milk cheese
Juustoleipa
   cheese comes from   
Finland
Cow or reindeer milk, sometimes goat milk.
Kadchgall
   cheese comes from   
Afghanistan
A hard cheese made from sheep milk or sometimes camel milk.
Kugelkase
   cheese comes from   
Austria
Cow milk
Kwaito
   cheese comes from   
South Africa
Lancashire
   cheese comes from   
England
Known locally as Tasty.
Lebbene
   cheese comes from   
Israel
Sheep or goat milk, eaten young, almost liquid
Leerdammer
   cheese comes from   
The Netherlands
Cow milk, creamy, semi-hard cheese
Limburger
   cheese comes from   
Belgium
Pasteurised cow milk
Liptauer
   cheese comes from   
Hungary
Livarot
   cheese comes from   
France
Normandy; a soft, strong cheese
Meira
   cheese comes from   
Iraq
Sheep milk, is matured for up to 6-12 months
Mihalic Peynir
   cheese comes from   
Turkey
Sheep milk, hard
Mozzarella Di Latte Di Bufala
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Unpasteurized water buffalo milk
Mozzarella Fior Di Latte
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Fresh pasteurized or unpasteurized cow milk
Mysost
   cheese comes from   
Norway
Whey from cow milk
Myzithra
   cheese comes from   
Greece
Also spelled Mizithra. Sheep or goat milk, texture is soft. The aged variety is known as Xinomyzithra.
Oschtjepka
   cheese comes from   
Slovakia
Mixture of cow and sheep milk, has a sweet flavour.
Oszczypek
   cheese comes from   
Poland
Unpasterized sheep milk, semi-hard.
Paneer
   cheese comes from   
India
Parmigiano-Reggiano
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Partly skimmed raw cow milk
Pecorino
   cheese comes from   
Italy
A sharp hard cheese from sheep milk.
Pipo Crème
   cheese comes from   
France
Pokolbin
   cheese comes from   
Australia
From cow milk, the rind is slighty sticky and wrinkled. One of the Australia's most favorite cheeses produced by Peter Curtis & Rosalia (Rose) Lambert at their Hunter Valley Cheese Company. It usually has a square shape and the rind is slightly sticky and wrinkled. Polkolbin is quite similar to French Pont l'Eveque and the taste of the cheese is sharp and spicy. It is used as a table cheese and for grilling.
Pont-l'Evêque
   cheese comes from   
France
Normandy; soft, medium herb-flavored
Port Salut
   cheese comes from   
France
Brittany
Quesong Puti
   cheese comes from   
Philippines
A white semi-soft cheese made from carabao milk. Wrapped in a banana leaf sometimes
Rasgulla
   cheese comes from   
India
Red Leicester
   cheese comes from   
England
Red Windsor
   cheese comes from   
England
Made with red wine.
Reggianito
   cheese comes from   
Argentina
Is made from milk produced by cows which are pasture feed
Richelieu
   cheese comes from   
Canada
Creamy cheese made of cow milk
Ricotta
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Whey
Roquefort
   cheese comes from   
France
Sheep milk
Sage Derby
   cheese comes from   
England
Saint-Paulin
   cheese comes from   
France
Sardo
   cheese comes from   
Egypt
Scamorza
   cheese comes from   
Italy
Scamorza is a plastic curd cheese typical of Southern Italy. Plastic curd cheeses, also known as pulled curd cheeses or pasta filata, are stretched and pulled like taffy before molding. This process yields a cheese with a springy, elastic consistency that is good for cooking—like mozzarella. In fact, scamorza tastes like a cross between mozzarella and caciocavallo.
Siraz
   cheese comes from   
Serbia
Made from unpasteurized cow milk, slightly sour & salty
Sirene
   cheese comes from   
Bulgaria
Originally made from goat milk, it can be sheep milk, cow milk, or a mixture. Slightly grainy, a fresh lemony taste
Snofrisk
   cheese comes from   
Norway
Stilton
   cheese comes from   
England
Known as the 'King of Cheeses'.
Telemea
   cheese comes from   
Romania
Sheep milk or sometimes cow milk, cheese matures for one month in a bath of salt & whey
Testouri
   cheese comes from   
Egypt
Tilsit
   cheese comes from   
Switzerland
Torta Del Casar
   cheese comes from   
Spain
Sheep milk, soft. Vegetable rennet is used to curdle the milk
Treccione
   cheese comes from   
Italy
A braided Mozzarella-like Italian cheese.
Waimata Farmhouse Blue
   cheese comes from   
New Zealand
Cow milk, creamy
Wensleydale
   cheese comes from   
England
The favourite of Wallace in Wallace & Gromit.
Yak
   cheese comes from   
Nepal
Unlike other bovines, yaks grunt rather than moo.
Yunnan
   cheese comes from   
China


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