I often hear wrongly that Chinese people don't like cheese.
Many Chinese people love cooked cheese: either melted or cooked au gratin.
For cheese under their original appearance Chinese people have their preference.
Cheese that Chinese people like most:
- Spread cheese
They exist with different flavours, herbs, salty and sweet...
These spread cheese are often more and more present in China: imported or produced localy!
- Chaussée aux moines
Most Chinese people like this cheese.
- Comté (cheese maker quality)
Chinese people love Comté.
Beware! I am talking about quality Comté that you find at a good cheese maker. I often did a test having Chinese people eat a Comté from the supermarket and a Compté from a quality cheese marker. They didn't know it was the same cheese!
- La Tomme de Savoie (Cheese maker quality)
Chinese people don't like Tomme.
But they love quality Tomme. Unfortunately it is rare to find it, except you go to Savoie in a traditional Cheese maker farm.
It is hard to find good Tomme even in a Cheese maker shop you can be disappointed.
With the habit taste change and Chinese people start liking other cheeses.
Other cheese that Chinese people can like with time:
- Le Camembert cheese maker quality
My Chinese wife love Camembert.
But then again she doesn't like camembert from supermarket. I am talking about camembert from the cheese maker which taste is very different than a camembert président...
- Le Cantal (cheese maker quality)
It is another cheese that Chinese people can like with time.
I am talking about Cantal from the farm and not the one you find in a supermarket. The good Cantal is difficult to find even at a cheese maket shop.
Personnaly it is one of my favourite cheese, together with some wine and bread!
These cheeses that Chinese people don't like
Chinese people don't like some cheese: goat cheese, roquefort, sheep cheese (or if it very fresh, young cheese with no taste from the sheep).