The Very Best Cheese Foods
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The Very Best Cheese

List Criteria: 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.
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    Brie

    95
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    Sharp cheddar

    85
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    Monterey Jack

    81
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    Irish Cheddar

    68
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    English Farmhouse Cheddar

    68
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    Edam

    61
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    American Farmhouse Cheddar

    61
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    Parmigiano

    60
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    Havarti

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    added by: AllaiyahWeyn
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    Leonora Goat Cheese

    49
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    Rembrandt Gouda

    46
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    Mahón cheese

    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Taleggio cheese

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    added by: zxray
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    Helix Cheese

    42
    added by: MuratErol
    Produced by a Turkish Company that named Muratbey Dairy Foods. Helix Cheese is their ...
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    added by: derchase
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    40
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    Boerenkaas

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    added by: zxray
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    Oregon Blue Vein

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    Oud Brugge

    38
    added by: Demon_Boy
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    Calcagno

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    added by: zxray
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