Cuisine The Very Best Cheese  

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List Rules 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.

Which kinds of cheese are your favorite? Creamy, sharp, soft, moldy, smelly? Vote up the best cheeses you've ever tasted and vote down the ones that make you gag. There are enough varieties of cheese to make any dairy-eater happy. Which are the best cheese ever? Check out the rankings below!

1
3,008 1,110
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,023 805
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,473 651
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,742 1,066
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,541 700
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,249 692
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,666 780
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,797 547
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,415 526
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,129 484
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,050 493
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,077 744
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
704 113
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
854 525
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
713 339
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
649 358
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
784 513
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
765 359
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
833 377
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
601 238
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
747 311
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

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22
537 368
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
553 332
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
721 230
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

25
754 333
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
564 257
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
507 368
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
659 235
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

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29
479 230
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
429 349
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
354 190
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
421 137
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
198 134
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
409 264
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
401 286
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
305 229
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
287 204
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

38
252 121
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
239 240
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
239 264
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
152 70
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

42
269 134
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

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43
164 210
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
134 204
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
402 491
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

46
126 222
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
121 166
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
108 125
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
136 189
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
82 80
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese