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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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    often listed
    Mozzarella

    97
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Brie

    94
  3. 3
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    Parmigiano-Reggiano

    91
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    Provolone

    91
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    Feta

    87
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    Sharp cheddar

    86
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    Gruyère cheese

    82
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    79
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    Muenster cheese

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    English Farmhouse Cheddar

    71
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    Irish Cheddar

    68
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    67
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    American Farmhouse Cheddar

    63
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    59
  21. 21
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    57
  22. 22
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    the people's #1
    Manchego

    54
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    52
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    Parmigiano

    52
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    52
    added by: AllaiyahWeyn
  26. 26
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    controversial
    Stilton cheese

    50
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    Rembrandt Gouda

    46
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    Leonora Goat Cheese

    46
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    Helix Cheese

    44
    added by: MuratErol
    Produced by a Turkish Company that named Muratbey Dairy Foods. Helix Cheese is their ...
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    controversial
    Taleggio cheese

    43
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    controversial
    Mahón cheese

    42
  33. 33
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    added by: VanessaHawelu
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  37. 37
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    controversial
    Cabrales cheese

    39
  38. 38
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    controversial
    Boerenkaas

    38
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    Oud Brugge

    38
    added by: Demon_Boy
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    controversial
    Oregon Blue Vein

    37
  42. 42
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    controversial
    Tomme de Savoie

    37
  43. 43
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    36
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    Calcagno

    36
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    36
    added by: zxray
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    35
    added by: zxray
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    Saint Albrey

    35
  48. 48
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    controversial
    Montasio

    35
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    35
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    35
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