France proudly claims to make a cheese for every day of the year, the UK makes about twice that many.
I have often said it, but the amount of those French cheeses that are worth eating, you can count on one hand. Mostly they are bland, of poor texture, and overhyped.
However, the good ones are very good. Camembert, St Agur, Brie, Vieux Cantal, and good Goat's cheese are amongst the very best.
We don't buy much Italian cheese. Parmesan, of course, and recently I've returned to Gorgonzola.
Here in England we are very impressed by Sainsbury's English Brie, it melts beautifully. Otherwise, we indulge in various Mature Cheddars (Ye olde something-or-other), English Feta, and often the wonderful French St Agur.
Cheese buying is a bit like wine buying, there are so many to choose from, and not all are worth their money. I find myself sticking to the old favourites. Even so, I did recently buy some 'Extra Mature Cheddar' that was like eating a bar of soap.