Traditionally, there are from 350 to 400 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories 'les huit familles de fromage'. There can be many varieties within each type of cheese, leading some to claim closer to 1,000 different types of French cheese. We categorise more than 600 French cheeses here.
Les huit familles de fromage
- Fresh Cheeses
- Fromages Frais
- Soft Cheeses with Natural Rind
- Les Fromages à Pâte Molle et à Croûte Fleurie
- Soft Cheeses with Washed Rind
- Les Fromages à Pâte molle et à Croûte Lavée
- Pressed Cheeses
- Fromages à Pâte Pressée
- Pressed and Cooked Cheeses
- Fromages à Pâte Pressée et Cuite
- Goat Cheese
- Fromages de Chèvre
- Blue Cheeses
- Fromages à Pâte Persillées
- Processed cheeses
- Fromages à Pâte Fondue
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