All cheese go through the process of being pasteurized and unpasteurized to eliminate bacteria and make it safe to consume. Ultimately each method creates two different types of cheese products depending on the outcomes and effects of each process.
There are many different ways to classify cheese, by texture, covering, ripening, and by cooking types. It is important to be able to identify cheese so that it can be used for its proper purpose. Some cheese types are better for cooking while others might be better used on a charcuterie board.