Enjoy Popular Types of American Cheese

starter with cream cheese
Starter and cream cheese. Credit: Pixabay

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 enjoy casual American cuisine or love a good old fashioned hamburger or a classic grilled cheese sandwich, then check out some delicious original cheese 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 not, then definitely buy the soft, sweet, creamy goodness made from cow's milk. It has a reasonably short shelf life. It should be is consumed fresh; enjoy it with sweet and savoury dishes, fruits or dessert.

Monterey Jack

The Monterey Jack is a semi-hard cheese made in Monterey, California. This Cheese is mild, buttery and melts well. Give this Cheese a bit or sample out the other versions of this - Pepper Jack & Dry Jack.

Pepper Jack

Pepper Jack is a variety of Monterey Jack cheese produced in Monterey, California, flavoured with jalapeno peppers which adds a delicious kick. Creamy, soft and smooth, this Cheese is added to nachos, enchiladas, and 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 decadent white 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.