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
3,267 1,248
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,202 905
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,717 738
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,906 1,181
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,696 801
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,358 764
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,813 853
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,975 603
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,529 574
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,230 523
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,163 536
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
880 142
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,185 840
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
934 584
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
781 368
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
720 390
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
681 277
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
854 396
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
921 405
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
848 560
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
807 329
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
583 405
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
833 261
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
604 357
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
829 364
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
640 286
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
545 400
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
719 250
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
515 250
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
475 379
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
395 213
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
508 164
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
229 151
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
447 282
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
453 327
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
273 250
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
340 256
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

38
196 83
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

39
310 219
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
282 140
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
260 287
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
315 164
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
182 222
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
149 218
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
138 234
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
139 179
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
442 565
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

48
196 118
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added

49
143 202
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
116 139
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added