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!
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1
3,204 1,209
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,162 873
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,650 711
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,850 1,157
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,664 783
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,326 754
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,777 839
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,919 592
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,510 562
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,208 512
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,137 529
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
828 138
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,158 815
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
907 573
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
762 364
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
698 386
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
829 390
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
901 400
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
828 553
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
663 265
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
788 327
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
568 398
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
816 252
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
813 358
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
585 355
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
622 278
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
537 393
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
704 246
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
507 246
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
461 371
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
383 208
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
483 155
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
221 148
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
436 278
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
444 318
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
334 249
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

37
265 249
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese

38
183 80
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

39
273 136
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

40
304 218
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

41
252 283
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
305 155
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
177 220
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
146 216
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
136 232
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
438 543
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

47
133 178
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
188 112
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added

49
142 200
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
113 137
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added