The Hub of French Cheeses

cheese platter
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If you're a cheese lover or a foodie in general, you must know that France is the culinary capital of the world! From delicious baguettes to freshly prepared croissants, there is a lot that you can enjoy, even from the comfort of your own home. Ditch the travel stress & don't break your budget with simple and tasty French cheeses & cheese dishes.

From easy-to-make beginner-friendly meals to using high-quality French ingredients in your daily food, this is the hub of modern French cuisine, ready for you at the touch of a button. Take up the challenge to turn from a novice to an expert, all while learning about the gastronomic delicacies the country of France has to offer.

If you don't know much about the different French cheese varieties, we've got you covered. Here are some popular & well-known cheeses from France that you cannot miss adding to your meals. Buon Appetit!


Comte would is the most popular French cheese that is also largely produced throughout the year; nearly 40,000 tonnes of it! Semi-hard, smokey & savoury, this cheese is well-known on the cheeseboard and also in local French dishes like Aligot or Fondue Savoyarde. A healthy source of zinc & protein, this cheese is best enjoyed with a red or white wine of your choice.


Aged for a period of 2 months to 24 months, Mimolette is a French cheese known for its bright orange colour. Similar to the Dutch version of Edam, this delicacy is nutty, semi-soft & slightly salty. Not only is this cheese an excellent source of Vitamin A & B2, but also it works well when you enjoy it with dark beer. Cheers!


Raclette cheese sandwich
Raclette cheese sandwich. Credit: Taste France Magazine

Have you ever enjoyed melted cheese on top of your favourite veggies? Oooey, gooey & delicious hot is the French dish called raclette, made with the cheese of the same name! Popular during the long winter nights, this dish is used as comfort food, especially for those living in the mountains. Super simple & easy; all you need is to prep all the veggies & meat beforehand, melt the raclette cheese and serve it up. Get as fancy or simple as you want!


Roquefort is also known as the 'King of Cheese', and rightfully so! Blue-veined, semi-soft and delicious with salads and dressings; this cheese is a must-have in your pantry. This cheese is a good source of vitamin B12 and helps form red blood cells, making it a staple for the health-conscious. Try it out with a pear or a dessert wine of choice for the best flavour!


Made from pasteurised & unpasteurised cow's milk, cantal is said to be among the oldest French cheese types. This cheese is pale yellow, semi-hard with a strong nutty & tangy taste. This cheese is an excellent source of calcium and pairs well when served with ham, vegetable soup and Marcillac red wine. Delicious!