During this time in history, there was a lot of exploration of the New World and abroad. Cheese was a main staple that was brought along on many of these journeys. Cheese was listed as a supply on the Mayflower in 1620!
With the increased exploration to various countries and continents including New Zealand, Africa, and the Americas. Many of these emigrants took their traditions and methods of cheese making with them resulting in more varieties and further development in cheese making.
Some of the different types of cheese created during this time period are Brie, Gruyère, Cheddar, and Parmesan.