What does the Colour of Cheese tell us?

If you spend just a few minutes in front of any cheese case, you will probably be struck by how different the cheeses look.

red leicester

They are of different sizes (from a 4 oz chèvre button to a 50 lb cheddar); different shapes (truncated pyramids, flat brie, spherical Mimolette), and also different colours (bright white fresh goat cheese, juicy red Red Leicester, golden Appalachian, and fudge-brown Gjetost).