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Cheese Quiz

Cheese Quiz Questions and Answers

Cheese Quiz I

  1. Which cheese, once the world's most popular cheese, is known for its rind of red paraffin wax?
  2. Made from whole cream, what is the Italian version of cream cheese?
  3. Affectionately called 'the princess of cheeses', what is the most famous Greek cheese?
  4. Which veined Italian cheese made from unskimmed cow's milk, has been produced for centuries in a town in Milan?
  5. By law, which cheese can only be produced in the three counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire?
  6. What is the French translation for "fresh cheese"?
  7. Which Welsh town established an annual food festival in 2000 called The Big Cheese Festival?

  8. What sort of leaves is Cornish Yarg wrapped in?
  9. Mozzarella is a traditionally southern Italian cheese made from which animal's milk?
  10. Which crumbly cheese with a mild, mellow and slightly salty taste, is thought to be the oldest British cheese?
  11. What are the holes in Swiss cheeses called?
  12. Which yellow, medium-hard cheese, originated in a valley in the canton of Bern in west central Switzerland?
  13. Which fresh, Italian soft cheese is technically a creamy curd made by reheating whey (which is a byproduct of cheesemaking)?
  14. Huntsman cheese, also known as Stilchester, is made with alternating layers of which two English cheeses?
  15. Which cheese, known as The King Of Cheeses, did Samuel Pepys bury in the ground to save from the approaching Great Fire of London?
  16. What sort of cheese is traditionally used at the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling competition?
  17. Which cheese is a traditonal rival and popular substitute for Brie, mainly thanks to their similar methods of production?
  18. Which mild cow's-milk cheese with large regular holes can trace it's history back to Norwegian farmer Anders Larsen Bakke in the middle 1850s?
  19. Roquefort, one of the world's best known blue cheeses, is made from the milk of which animal?
  20. Which English city's cathedral is the logo and brand of Cathedral City cheese?
  21. Which soft creamy cheese created in 1957 in a Garlic and Fine Herbs flavour, is a brand of Gournay cheese?
  22. In Yorkshire, which cheese may accompany apple pie giving rise to the saying 'an apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze'?
  23. St Helen's Farm, Capricorn, Pantysgawn and Gevrik are example of cheeses made from which animal's milk?


  1. Edam
  2. Mascarpone
  3. Feta
  4. Gorgonzola
  5. Stilton
  6. Fromage frais
  7. Caerphilly
  8. Nettle leaves
  9. Italian buffalo
  10. Cheshire cheese
  11. Eyes
  12. Emmental (Emmentaler, or Emmenthal)
  13. Ricotta
  14. Double Gloucester and Stilton
  15. Parmesan or Parmigiano Reggiano
  16. Double Gloucester
  17. Camembert

  18. Jarlsberge
  19. Sheep
  20. Wells (Wells Cathedral, in Somerset)
  21. Boursin
  22. Wensleydale
  23. Goat's milk