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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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2,726 974
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
1,833 696
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,232 561
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,588 952
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,369 594
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,114 614
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,603 476
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,517 687
Feta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,292 477
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,025 443
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
954 446
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
552 84
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
994 657
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
794 471
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
601 322
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

16
655 308
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
727 465
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
691 283
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
768 350
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
680 326
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
524 206
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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22
492 337
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
686 299
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
510 304
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
635 205
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
466 336
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese

27
498 218
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

28
606 221
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

The Best Cheese for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich

29
427 209
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
389 322
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
314 164
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
347 108
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
171 112
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
367 248
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
352 242
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
221 222
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
274 202
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
262 190
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
221 109
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

40
218 239
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
118 204
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
120 57
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

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43
95 110
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

44
152 195
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
216 111
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

46
361 439
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

47
123 190
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
112 150
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
124 178
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
72 52
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français