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
3,109 1,162
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,096 835
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,555 683
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,608 743
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,797 1,118
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,290 728
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,722 813
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,865 573
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,466 550
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,175 501
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,091 514
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
764 124
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,123 783
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
874 547
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
740 354
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
672 372
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
806 533
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
797 376
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
871 389
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
633 250
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
765 321
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
552 387
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
774 244
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

24
785 347
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
572 348
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
591 272
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
521 380
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
684 239
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
496 236
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
443 361
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
369 201
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
454 145
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
209 142
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
423 273
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
423 302
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
253 244
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
315 242
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
263 129
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
295 212
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
171 74
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

41
246 274
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
293 138
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

43
172 217
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
141 211
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
423 511
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

46
131 228
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
127 172
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
112 131
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
138 197
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
176 104
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added Cheese curd