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
3,163 1,186
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,133 858
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,612 698
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,648 764
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,826 1,144
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,314 742
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,757 828
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,899 583
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,491 557
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,193 511
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,119 525
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
805 132
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,145 804
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
893 564
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
752 362
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
690 382
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
819 546
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
888 395
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
816 387
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
653 262
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
780 325
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
563 396
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
798 251
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
581 351
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
799 355
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
613 275
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
528 389
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
694 243
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
502 244
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
455 368
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
375 207
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
471 150
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
215 146
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
432 275
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
434 312
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
262 248
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
327 248
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

38
269 134
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
300 216
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
177 78
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

41
248 281
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
299 151
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
174 219
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
143 215
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
134 231
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
432 534
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

47
131 175
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
140 199
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
112 135
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added

50
182 111
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added