I’m also a big fan of strong cheddar. My other favourite cheeses include Aura, which is a Finnish blue cheese, and Black Label Gouda, which is a very mature hard cheese. I also like feta for salads and parmesan for pasta. Unfortunately vegetarian parmesan is pretty difficult to find, so I often end up grating cheddar instead.
I love most cheeses though, really. I’ve often heard the question, “would you rather give up cheese or chocolate?”, and I’d definitely give up chocolate.
Brie de meaux (proper creamy brie!)
Cambozola (think brie and blue cheese mixed)
Stilton (or for the yorkshireman in me, Yorkshire Blue!)
Camenbert (lovely when baked in the oven for a bit. Just dip into it. mmm!)
Mozarella (one of my favourites for cooking with)
Manchego (great spanish hard cheese)
But I also love the horrible orange cheese in slices when used to make cheeseburgers!
Fun Story: I was on holiday in the USA two years ago, and was ordering dessert in a restaurant when I noticed that one of the options was “Cheese Plate”. Now in the USA, it seems to be very hard to find a cheese outside the four main types of American, Swiss, Cheddar, and Jack, so I chose it, hoping that I would be able to eat some high-grade, quality cheese for the first time in a couple of weeks. But when the dish was brought to the table, I was very disappointed to find that the chef had simply cut a myriad of small cubes from his industrial-sized blocks of the aforementioned American, Swiss, Cheddar, and Jack varieties. I ate it all anyway.