Cheese families by surface type
France has over a thousand varieties of cheese. In addition to classifying cheese by consumption habits, they are often grouped on the basis of technical information. Discover the eight major cheese families by types of surface.
Soft cheeses with a bloomy rind
Soft cheeses with a washed rind
Uncooked pressed cheeses
Blue-veined cheese or blue cheese
How cheese is made
Using a few litres of milk, it is possible to create all sorts of varieties of cheese with wildly different tastes and flavours. Classifying by type of surface distinguishes cheeses by cheese type and production technique. But surprisingly, the stages of the production process remain the same.