food/drink The Best Cheeses of Italy  

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Italian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Italy. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike East Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting.

Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.

So what are the best Italian cheeses? This list will answer that question.

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Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Pecorino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Provolone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Romano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Romano

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Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Burrata is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Dolcelatte is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Asiago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Asiago

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Fontina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Caciotta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Ricotta salata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Ricotta salata

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Brus da ricotta is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Brus da ricotta

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Taleggio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Taleggio

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Scamorza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Caprino di Rimella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino di Rimella

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Bocconcini is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Tuma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tuma

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Stracchino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Caciocavallo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Pecorino Toscano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Piave cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Caciocavallo Silano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caciocavallo Silano

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Caprino dell'Aspromonte is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino dell'Aspromonte

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Casciotta d'Urbino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Bel Paese is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Tomino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tomino

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Pecorino Siciliano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Tirolese is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tirolese

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Casalina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Casalina

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Algunder Butterkäse is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Algunder Butterkäse

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Crucolo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Sottocenere al tartufo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Toma Piemontese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Scacciata is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Seras is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Seras

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Pepato is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Carnia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Carnia

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Caprino Valsesiano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino Valsesiano

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Motta is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Motta

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Castelrosso cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

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Fontal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Fontal

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Caprino fresco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino fresco

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Caprino di Montefalcone del Sa... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino di Montefalcone del Sannio

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Bra cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy