It's the distinctive flavour of Old Amsterdam cheese, but spreadable. Cheese is a dairy product derived from milk that is produced in a wide range of flavours and textures. Cheeses come in eight varieties including blue, hard, pasta filata, processed, semi-hard, semi-soft, soft and fresh, and soft-ripened. It is a staple in most homes and can be sliced in sandwiches, melted on tasty pizzas, dolloped generously in salads or simply cut directly from the block as a snack. It forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein.