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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.

List Criteria: Any recognized type or variety of cheese is acceptable.

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    Mozzarella

    95
  2. 2
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    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Brie

    95
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    Parmigiano-Reggiano

    92
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    89
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    Sharp cheddar

    89
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    Gouda cheese

    81
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    often listed
    Muenster cheese

    79
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    Swiss cheese

    75
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    English Farmhouse Cheddar

    75
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    Irish Cheddar

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    Manchego

    67
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    American Farmhouse Cheddar

    66
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    Havarti

    62
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    Parmigiano

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    added by: AllaiyahWeyn
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    controversial
    Stilton cheese

    58
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    Rembrandt Gouda

    58
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    Leonora Goat Cheese

    57
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    Helix Cheese

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    added by: MuratErol
    Produced by a Turkish Company that named Muratbey Dairy Foods. Helix Cheese is their ...
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    controversial
    Taleggio cheese

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    Grana Padano

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    Boerenkaas

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    caprice des dieux

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    Pepper jack cheese

    46
    added by: VanessaHawelu
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    controversial
    Tomme de Savoie

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    controversial
    Cabrales cheese

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    Ricotta

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    Hooligan

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    Oud Brugge

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    added by: Demon_Boy
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Saint Albrey

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    controversial
    Calcagno

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    controversial
    Oregon Blue Vein

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    Danish Blue

    42
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    added by: zxray
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