20 BEST Cheese Quiz Questions and Answers

Orange or blue, soft or hard, melted on nachos or stacked on crackers, let’s put your cheese knowledge to the test with these cheese quiz questions!

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From dinner parties to fancy restaurants to weekend picnics away, cheese is just the best (sorry vegans…) It’s a flavorsome mix of all that’s good in the world and is eaten pretty much all around the world in some way, shape, or form.

Cheese brings people together to laugh, share, and eat while tickling the tastebuds with sharpness, tang, bitterness and salt. Whether you love a cheese and wine get-together, love a grilled cheese sandwich, or want to dive into a vat of fondue, this quiz is for you!

Owing to its versatility, fat content, and variety of flavours, cheese is an adaptable ingredient used in cooking, but is just as good sliced straight from the block. So good in fact, that the average American eats 40.4 pounds of cheese each year! How about that as a cheese fact for you?

Recognized as one of the world’s most popular comfort foods, cheese is pretty much universally beloved. Besides, with the sheer amount of lactose-intolerant people who still won’t give it up despite the adverse effects, you know it’s got to be good! So, how will you do with these cheese quiz questions and answers?

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It’s time to test everything you know about cheese

Do you know the difference between an American and English cheddar? Or what cheeses are made from the milk of an eclectic group of animals including the sheep and the buffalo? And what is it exactly that causes a cheese to turn blue?

It’s time to put your knowledge to test with these cheese trivia questions and answers. Let’s see if you’ll “cheese the day”. (We’re sorry, that joke might’ve been a bit too cheesy there…)

Also, if you enjoy cheese, chances are you’ll enjoy wine to go with it, so take our wine quiz after this one and see how well you do!

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Let’s see if you’ll be invited to the dinner party

Cheese Quiz Questions

What French cheese is considered to be the 'bluest' cheese in the world?

What country is known for the invention of cheddar cheese in the 12th century?

Much like a sommelier in the wine world, what is a cheese connoisseur called?

Spain’s most famous cheese manchego is made from the milk of what animal?

What Italian cheese often sprinkled on pasta is strictly controlled and can only be processed in one area of Northern Italy?

The United States’ most popular cream cheese is named after what American city?

Dating back to 3200 years, the first evidence of cheese was found in what country?

The process of heating milk to a temperature of 149° F to kill bacteria during cheesemaking is called what?

What popular cheese is made with milk from a goat?

What famous Dutch cheese is known for being smoked or containing caraway seeds?

What versatile Italian cheese used often on pizza and lasagna was originally made from buffalo milk?

Can you guess the cheese with the highest fat content?

By what process is cheddar cheese made mild or sharp?

What is a fear of cheese called?

What causes cheese to mold creating the distinct flavour and color of blue cheese?

What color is the famous rind of Edam cheese?

What cheese is Wallace from Wallace and Gromit obsessed with?

In She's the Man, which cheese gets named-checked as Viola's favorite?

Which cheese is most commonly used in a Caprese salad?

Which cheese is typically used in Mexican Elotes

Plan your own quiz night

quiz books

If you’re looking for some recommendations, these are a few of our favorite quiz books to buy. We use these when planning fun trivia nights with family and friends!

  1. Ultimate Quiz Night
  2. Quiz Master
  3. The Big Pub Quiz

So, how gouda did you do on these cheese quiz questions? If you did badly, don’t feel blue, just set your mind at cheese and let it brie, because you’re grate!

Now, share these cheese trivia questions with your fellow cheesemongers to find out who’s the big cheese!

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