Cheese or Cheeses? Which is the correct plural?

Cheese is usually used as an uncountable noun which means that the plural of cheese is also cheese. We use “cheeses” as the plural when we want to emphasize that we are talking about different types of cheeses.

There is a lot of cheese on the table.

We have an assortment of cheeses for the staff.

Is cheese countable or uncountable?

“Cheese” is usually used as an uncountable noun. The plural of an uncountable noun is usually the same as the singular.

Countable nouns are nouns that you can count easily. Some examples include pens, cars, and houses. For countable nouns, we add an “s” to make them plural.

I have one car.

I have two cars.

Uncountable nouns are nouns that are usually difficult to count or you don’t count them with numbers 1,2,3,4 etc.

I need a great deal of cheese for the party.

When to use cheeses

Even though we often use “cheese” as the plural form of “cheese” we also use “cheeses” sometimes. We use “cheese” when want to show that there are different types of cheese. 

There are 6 cheeses to choose from. 

There are so many cheeses in the world. 

In these examples, “kinds of” or “types of” are implied. 

There are 6 kinds of cheese to choose from. 

There are so many types of cheeses in the world.