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

    Pecorino

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

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

    Asiago

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    Brus da ricotta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Brus da ricotta

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    Ricotta salata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Ricotta salata

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

    Scamorza

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    Caprino di Rimella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Caprino di Rimella

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    Tuma

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

    Taleggio

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

    Bel Paese

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

    Pecorino Siciliano

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    Pecorino Toscano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Pecorino Toscano

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

    Stracchino

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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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    Caciocavallo Silano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Caciocavallo Silano

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

    Tomino

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

    Tirolese

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

    Casalina

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

    Algunder Butterkäse

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    Sottocenere al tartufo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Sottocenere al tartufo

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    Crucolo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Crucolo

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

    Fontal

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

    Pepato

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

    Caprino fresco

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    Motta

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

    Castelrosso cheese

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

    Galbanino

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    Fior di latte is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Fior di latte

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    Toma Piemontese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

    Toma Piemontese

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

    Crescenza

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