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Cheese Categories

More than 600 varieties of cheese are available from skilled U.S. cheese makers. There are many ways to categorize cheeses, but the most widely accepted method is by degree of hardness. A category is a family of cheeses that share similar characteristics, while varieties or types represent individual cheeses within the families.


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