Ireland's history of making cheese dates back to ancient Celtic times but it's only in the past decade that artisan cheese makers have revived the ancient art of traditional cheese making.
Comte is one of the most popular cheeses in France and the most important of all those made under the strict French appellation system. This delightful cheese is still made under strict controls using traditional methods.
There are hundreds of traditional farmhouse cheeses made in Spain but until recently most were not well known internationally. Will Studd travels to the land of Don Quixote to see why all that is changing.
Roquefort is the most popular Blue cheese in France and has a fascinating history that dates back to Roman times. In fact all the world's Blue cheese made today relies on the unique blue mould that grows in famous caves.
In its short history Australia has developed an enviable reputation for its efficient pasture based dairy system and commodity exports , but until quite recently the only specialist cheese available in the country came from Europe.
The United States is renowned for creating 'fast' processed food and the idea that there is an artisan cheese industry comes as something of a surprise to many cheese lovers.
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