Must-Try Different Kinds of American Cheese

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There is a lot more to American cuisine than just enjoying a mouthwatering bite of a cheese hamburger! While American’s love pizza and pasta, they also have their popular cheese used as pairings with cheese, fruit, wine and even beer.

Find out all about some unique American originated cheese and let us know if you have ever tried them or if you have a favourite!

Monterey Jack

Monterey Jack is rightfully considered as a true American cheese made in the Monterey region in California. This semi-hard cheese is creamy to taste and has different varieties, including Dry Jack and Pepper Jack that are enjoyed in different dishes for their spicy flavour.

Cayuga Blue

Cayuga Blue has its origin in the New York region in the United States. Made from goat milk, this cheese is semi-hard in texture and blue-veined with a minimum ageing period of two months. It has a unique earthiness combined with the flavour profile of nuts and a hint of sweetness. Try pairing this decadent cheese with some Pinot Noir or Riesling.

Maytag Blue

Maytag Blue is semi-hard, blue-veined cheese made from unpasteurised cow’s milk in the state of Iowa in the United States. This slightly tangy cheese is aged for six months and made in limited quantities with traditional curing methods, ensuring only the best quality.

Humboldt Fog

Humboldt Fog Cheese
Humboldt Fog Cheese. Credit: Pixabay

Made in the sunny region of Arcata, California, the Humboldt Fog cheese is made from pasteurised goat’s milk and is available in various wheel sizes. It is semi-soft, white and has a tangy, sweet and lemony taste with an ash rind.

Dunbarton Blue

Created in the American state of Wisconsin, Dunbarton Blue is a unique kind of American cheese that breaks all preconceived ideas about blue cheese. It is a hybrid between a cheddar with blue-green veins. While it is classified as blue cheese, this American variety is more early after being aged for three months and does not have the flavour profile of a classic blue-veined cheese.