List of American cheeses

This is a list of cheeses typical of the United States. The list excludes specific brand names, unless a brand name is also a distinct variety of cheese. While the term "American cheese" is legally used to refer to a variety of processed cheese, many styles of cheese originating in Europe are also made in the United States, such as brie, cheddar, gouda, mozzarella, and provolone. Also, many local dairies throughout the country produce artisan cheeses and other more localized flavors. Almost half of the cheese produced in the United States comes from Wisconsin and California.[1]

A package of brick cheese

American cream cheesesEdit

Bergenost cheese

American soft cheesesEdit

American hard cheesesEdit

American blue cheesesEdit

Processed cheesesEdit

  • American cheese, a variety of processed cheese usually created from a combination of Colby and cheddar cheeses
  • Government cheese, variety of processed cheese food
  • Nacho cheese
  • Old English, a processed cheese from Kraft, often used in cheese balls, sold in a small glass jar
  • Pimento cheese
  • Pizza cheese, some varieties are not cheese but processed cheese
  • Provel cheese
  • Roka Blue, a processed blue cheese often used in cheese balls
  • Velveeta, brand name for a softer style of processed cheese than American cheese

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "U.S. milk and dairy product production". ICAR. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-12-21.