The meaning behind the names of some of the world’s most popular cheeses
The meaning behind the names of some of the world’s most popular cheeses

Ever wondered where Gouda got its name? And just what exactly does “Havarti” really mean? Well wonder no more: Instagram user @etymologynerd (Adam Aleksic), a Harvard pre-freshman with a “disturbing interest” in word origins, has created a fascinating infographic detailing the etymology (or word origins) behind nearly 30 of the most well-known cheeses from around the world.

To see the full infographic, with everything from Brie to Swiss, view Adam’s picture on Instagram.

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