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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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2,388 838
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,626 609
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
1,959 468
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,410 864
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,437 408
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,218 496
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,359 608
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
981 549
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,187 431
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
941 393
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
874 398
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
718 430
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
884 602
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
585 278
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
415 57
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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16
552 293
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
668 430
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
635 260
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
625 297
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
694 317
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
449 307
Edam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
630 273
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
466 179
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
460 281
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
436 321
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
559 204
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

27
562 183
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

28
439 191
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
364 302
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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30
394 195
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

31
282 146
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
287 93
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
147 97
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
349 229
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
303 216
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
205 206
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
255 185
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
241 174
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
200 219
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
194 96
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
113 193
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
86 98
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
138 184
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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44
116 181
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
91 49
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

46
102 140
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
116 169
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
62 56
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
86 126
Selles-sur-Cher cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
59 40
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français