There are 400 types of French Cheeses, all classified by the type of milk (cow, goat or ewe) and whether or not it is pasteurized. Chevre` is goat cheese - paler, the lighter the flavor. Boursin is a garlic (ail) soft cheese. Brie & Camembert are the most popular soft cheeses. Emmental is lightest of the hard cheeses, often served on sandwiches; Cantal is likened to Cheddar; Mimolette is similar to Edam. The longer a cheese has aged, the sharper the flavor.