So what is cheese exactly? Cheese is a dairy food that comes from the pressing and processing of the fats found in milk. There are hundreds of different kinds of cheeses from around the world, and the way they’re created is through the different types of milk and other ingredients used to make the cheese, as well as the numerous types of processing that these ingredients go through. This results in cheese that tastes different, looks different, and feels different. In fact, there’s a culture around cheese (not the biological kind, the social kind) that is centered on the qualities and tastes of different cheese. It’s kind of like wine tasting but with crazier tastes. To get the ideal cheese taste, cheese connoisseurs suggest keeping cheese in a fridge until ready to serve, at which point you should allow it to warm up to room temperature.