Havarti, Swiss, Colby, Gruyere, Manchego, and most Cheddars all come into the category of unprocessed or “all-natural” cheeses. Parmesan, goat cheese, Limburger, Provolone, and Gouda are also unprocessed cheeses; nevertheless, before purchasing, customers should check the ingredient list to guarantee the cheese has not been blended with processed items.
A log of goat cheese, for example, is OK on its own, but a cranberry-orange goat cheese log could contain artificial flavours and colours. Other cheeses, such as Port Du Salut, Brie, Bleu Cheese, and Edam, have the same warning. Stilton, Asiago, Camembert, and all natural brands of dry curd cottage cheese, as well as some types of Gorgonzola, are all on the list.
Farmer’s cheese, which is manufactured from either sheep or goat milk and can be pasteurised or unpasteurized, is the least processed type of cheese. Because the method of creating this cheese does not change the fat content of the milk in any way, the end result is an all-natural, mild, readily spreadable product with numerous health benefits. Cheesecloth, whole fat milk, and a splash of vinegar to trigger the chemical reaction that separates the curds from the whey can also be used to make farmer’s cheese at home.
Unprocessed cheese is cheese in its natural state, without the use of emulsifiers or preservatives, and without the inclusion of whey during the cheese-making process. When melted, it differentiates from processed cheese and contains more fat. It is, however, firmer and more flavorful, and it is free of chemicals.
Processed cheese is commonly referred to as “cheese spread,” “cheese food,” or “cheese product” in the United States.