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List Rules Any recognized type or variety of cheese is acceptable.

The most delicious cheeses on Earth, ranked by gourmets and casual fans. Whether enjoyed on its own or with crackers, shaved over pasta, melted between bread or squeezed out over steak sandwiches, cheese remains one of the essential, indispensable foods in world cuisine. (Even vegetarians and vegans have trouble leaving cheese behind entirely - the popularity of vegan and soy cheeses continues to grow.) Cheese also ranks among the oldest foods that people continue to enjoy today - its origins predate recorded history.

This list attempts to answer the question: "What is the Internet's favorite kind of cheese?" This is, of course, a different way of asking "What is the world's most popular cheese," for which the commonly provided answer is "Cheddar." (This may owe to a classic Monty Python sketch, however, in which John Cleese confidently asserted that Cheddar was "the single most popular cheese in the world." It is definitely the most popular cheese in its native United Kingdom.) Answers should reflect the one kind of cheese you absolutely can't live without, in addition to the cheeses that you eat most frequently.

Which kinds of cheese are your favorite? Creamy, sharp, soft, moldy, smelly? Vote up the best cheeses you've ever tasted and vote down the ones that make you gag. There are enough varieties of cheese to make any dairy-eater happy. Which are the best cheese ever? Check out the rankings below!
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Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

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Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Feta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Camembert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

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Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

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Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Edam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

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Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

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Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

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Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp Provolone

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Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Selles-sur-Cher cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese