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Cheese Types

Cheese, like wine, is produced in a variety of styles. From fresh and creamy to aged and crumbly, there's a cheese for every wine and everyone. With so many flavors, shapes and textures, it's important to understand the basics of cheese in order to help navigate your way to discovering your favorites.

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Fresh Cheese

Fresh Cheese

Fresh cheeses are usually white, soft and spreadable without a rind. They are made without any fermentation, mold or preservatives. Mascarpone, Ricotta, Chevre, Feta, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Soft Cheese

Soft/Bloomy Cheese

Cheeses with a soft, creamy or almost runny texture, sometimes with a white, soft and slightly fuzzy "bloomy" rind. These cheeses ripen from the outside in and usually have extra cream added to boost the fat content for richer taste. Brie, Camembert, Goat, La Tur, Brillat Savarin, Ricotta Salata

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Semi-Soft Cheese

Semi-Soft Cheese

Uncooked pressed cheeses that are dense, smooth and generally creamy with little to no rind. Usually high in moisture content, these cheeses range from very mild to very pungent in flavor. Colby, Fontina, Havarti, Monterey Jack, Muenster, Provolone

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Firm/Hard Cheese

Firm/Hard Cheese

Cheeses that are cooked and/or pressed, with or without rinds, with as much liquid expelled from them as possible. Can be aged 1-2 years, even up to 6 like aged Gouda. Gouda, Cheddar, Dry Jack, Swiss, Parmesan

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Blue Cheese

Blue Cheese

Cheeses inoculated with bacteria or penicillin, creating blue/green veining throughout resulting in intense, unique flavors. Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton, Cabrales, Cambozola

Oberon Wines - Cheese Types - Wash-Rind Cheese

Wash-Rind Cheese

Cheeses that are treated or cured by being brushed, rubbed, washed or immersed in brine of salt, wine, beer or grape brandy to add a unique flavor to the cheese. Gruyère, Gouda, Munster, Asiago, Manchego, Provolone, Roquefort

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