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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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2,286 795
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,575 577
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
1,885 440
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,362 836
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,384 388
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,312 582
Feta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
962 523
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,172 479
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
914 378
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,152 416
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
848 382
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
694 414
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
853 584
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
570 265
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
541 278
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

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16
376 48
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
646 416
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
621 245
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
604 283
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
669 305
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
438 292
Edam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
616 261
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
450 170
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
448 270
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
426 306
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
550 193
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

27
537 172
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

28
422 176
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
352 289
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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30
386 185
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

31
270 137
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
139 86
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese

33
263 81
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

34
344 217
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
289 202
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
196 196
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
239 176
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
235 166
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
193 212
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
111 182
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
186 90
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

42
83 89
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
132 178
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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44
111 174
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
84 43
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

46
97 134
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
60 50
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
84 121
Selles-sur-Cher cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
111 164
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
56 36
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français