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We love soft cheese and so do most people.
That’s because they tend to be mild and creamy and have amazing mouthfeel.
So, we wanted to share the different types of soft cheese that you could try today.
Please note, there are, in fact, hundreds of soft cheeses in the world but we’ve tried to keep to the best known and most commonly available ones, so that you can find them and try them, easily, yourself.
A blue cheese is a moldy cheese and visibly so. It’s the veins of blue mold that runs through the cheese that gives it its name.
They tend to be soft, crumbly and have a very sharp flavor which can turn salty when you eat it raw or in super-sized portions.
The most popular blue cheeses are Roquefort and Gorgonzola.
Boursault is a very fatty soft cheese and that’s a good thing for the flavor because it means that it simply melts when you put it into your mouth.
It’s from France and the region of Val-de-Marne and it takes about a month to make.
Most people tend to pair this cheese with dessert.
Boursin has a savory-sweet flavor profile that makes it super easy to pair with just about anything and that makes it a popular choice with most people.
It comes in a variety of flavors though and you might need to hunt around to decide if maple bourbon or basil & chive or whatever is your favorite.
Brie may be the world’s best known soft cheese and if you leave it out of the fridge for a little while before serving it will be runny and super easy to spread on your bread.
Buchette is made from raw goat’s milk rather than cow’s milk and it looks a bit like a white log.
It has a nutty taste which improves if you leave it in the fridge for a week or two.
It’s not a cream cheese but mozzarella is so soft that you can shape it with your hands easily and it’s fantastic on a pizza because when it melts, it gives a stringy texture.
It’s popular to bake Camembert in some parts of the world but honestly? It’s not necessary.
Leave it to reach room temperature and then when you slice into this cheese, the soft interior will be moist and runny enough.
Pair it with cider for the best results.
This is another goat’s cheese (the name translated is “heart of goat”) and it gets its name because the cheese is molded into the shape of a heart.
It comes wrapped in chestnut leaf and is best eaten immediately with a sweet sparkling white wine.
If you need a low calorie cheese, look no farther than cottage cheese, a staple for dieters and healthy eaters everywhere.
It’s one of the oldest cheeses known to man and it was first made in Mesopotamia around 3,100 BC!
Good old cream cheese is the perfect accompaniment to a well-made bagel and it was invented in New York in 1872.
Don’t let people tell you that cream cheese isn’t an “actual cheese”, it definitely is.
Feta can be made with goat’s or ewe’s milk and it’s a brined curd that comes from Greece.
In fact, it’s so popular in Greece that almost every dish includes Feta cheese.
It’s salty and tangy to the taste and crumbles very easily.
OK, this is more a category than type of cheese, you can find goat’s milk cheeses from as far away as France and China.
They always tend to be soft and they’re rich in nutrients too.
This heart shaped cheese is made from cow’s milk and it tastes surprisingly like mushrooms.
It’s a great partner to toast and crackers.
Ricotta is made from the waste products of the cheese making process and it’s light and sweet and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.
They say that variety is the spice of life but maybe it should be the cheese of life?
There’s no doubt about it there are so many different types of soft cheeses and they’re all yummy.
Or alternatively, grab your cream cheese from the refrigerator and make this awesome cream cheese frosted carrot cake! You know that you want to. 😉