Types of cheese and the best ways to use them in your recipes

There is no shortage of cheeses that make excellent combinations with everyday dishes. There are people who love to eat cheese in every way, right? It can be on pizza, sandwiches, snacks, grated over pasta, or gnocchi. The best part is that there are several cheeses that you can incorporate into your menu. To inspire you to try them all, we’ve separated a list of very tasty and widely used types.


Mozzarella cheese is one of the favorites of Americans. It is commonly used in the preparation of pizzas, sandwiches and meat dishes, being one of the tastiest and easiest to incorporate into recipes. The two best known types of mozzarella are those made with cow’s and buffalo milk. The latter is even considered one of the most refined and tasty they have, did you know?


Coming from Italy, this cheese has a slightly peppery flavor and can also be incorporated into different recipes. Do you know the classic “four cheese” pizza? It is usually made with mozzarella, provolone, parmesan and gorgonzola. But, you can also use provolone to fill sandwiches, snacks and baked potatoes.

Dish cheese

It is also one of the most common cheeses found in American houses, did you know? It’s great for making that hot mix for breakfast or afternoon snack. An interesting point is that it was invented in Brazil in the 1920s, in an attempt to imitate the Danish cheese. It is often used to prepare snacks.


Considered one of the best cheeses in the world, parmesan is great to spice up pasta dishes. When grated on top of pasta it is delicious. Also originating in Italy, this cheese has a more sandy texture and an unparalleled flavor. You can also use it as a filling for sandwiches and even tasteless.

Brie cheese

Brie cheese is one of the most controversial ones: there are people who love it and others who hate it. It is a type of velvety white cheese, made from cow’s milk, in a process in which fungi are injected. It’s why the cheese has a moldy appearance. The great advantage of brie is that it has a very intense flavor and aroma, and can be used in recipes such as soups, risottos, pastas or as a snack.

Queijo coalho

Anyone who is passionate about barbecue must have already tried the famous Queijo coalho cheese on the grill. It is widely consumed in the Northeast region, where it is used as an aperitif, in dishes such as salads, sandwiches, meat, pasta and risottos. There are two main versions of this cheese: the standard (which is more yellow and dry) and the fresh (which releases whey, has a white color and is more used in light recipes).

Cottage cheese

If you’re looking for a lighter, healthier alternative, cottage cheese is a great choice. It is very nutritious, low in calories and is widely consumed worldwide. Originally from England, it has a white color and a very creamy texture, which goes really well with light sandwiches. It can be used in creams, pastes and risottos.