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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!
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1
2,806 1,018
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
1,893 730
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,302 583
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,632 981
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,408 628
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,151 634
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,664 498
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,557 712
Feta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,061 454
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
989 458
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,327 487
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
596 93
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,019 683
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
811 484
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
617 331
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

16
668 318
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
744 477
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
706 292
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
787 356
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
700 335
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
548 214
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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22
511 344
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
704 308
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
522 310
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
659 213
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
520 228
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
478 347
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
623 227
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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29
442 216
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
400 332
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
329 172
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
366 115
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
180 121
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
378 253
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
363 252
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
227 226
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
287 209
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
269 194
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
230 113
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

40
224 247
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
120 208
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
131 61
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

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43
102 113
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

44
155 201
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
231 119
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

46
374 453
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

47
127 195
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
114 154
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
125 182
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
74 69
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese