Enjoy Popular Types of American Cheese

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Travel may be the farthest thing on your mind, but it does not mean that your stomach cannot enjoy a change now and then!

If you love casual American cuisine or a good old fashioned hamburger or a classic grilled cheese sandwich, then take a look at some original cheeses made specially in the United States of America. Let us know which one is your favourite!

Cream Cheese

Have you ever enjoyed slathering on Cream Cheese with a hot toasted bagel? If you have not, then definitely buy the soft, sweet, creamy goodness made from cow's milk. It has a reasonably short shelf life, but you can eat it with sweet and savoury dishes, fruits, and even dessert if consumed fresh.

Monterey Jack

The Monterey Jack is a semi-hard cheese made in Monterey, California. Not only is this cheese mild and buttery and melts well, but this particular cheese also has a colourful history that makes it even more interesting! Give this cheese a bit or sample out the other versions of this - Pepper Jack & Dry Jack.

Pepper Jack

A popular variety of Monterey Jack cheese is produced in Monterey, California. Pepper Jack is flavoured with jalapeno peppers which adds a delicious kick of spice. Creamy, soft and smooth, this cheese is added to nachos and enchiladas, but it is also used in sandwiches and omelettes to enhance the flavour.

Humboldt Fog

Humboldt Fog
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Humboldt Fog is a goat's milk cheese made in Arcata, California. It is a mould-ripened cheese that is creamy, lemony and slightly powdery to taste. Available in mini and large cheese wheels, this cheese is a choice of many to enjoy crumbled and cool on a hot sunny day.


Made in the city of Wisconsin and named after the city itself, Colby is a hard cheese made from cow's milk. It is light and springy but reasonably sweet and mild, which works well when paired with hamburgers or fruits. Although visually similar, Colby is slightly tangier and much softer than Cheddar.

Author: Cheese_Blogger