If you love cheese — like, really, really love cheese — you need to know a little something about it. It’s one thing to know that you enjoy it with a warm, crusty baguette, or that you like it melted on top of noodles. That’s great, but history is important too. Like the fact that the Egyptians have been making cheese for over 5,000 years. Or the scary truth that Blue Stilton was once served with maggots and mites (seriously).
Here they are, 16 things everyone should know about the world’s most famous cheeses.