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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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2,432 855
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,652 619
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
1,986 481
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,234 513
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,429 873
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,466 413
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,383 616
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
996 561
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
949 399
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
880 404
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,196 439
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
430 60
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
730 432
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
896 605
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
592 283
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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16
558 295
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
677 434
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
643 262
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
634 300
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
704 321
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
472 183
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
456 311
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
635 277
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
566 185
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

25
466 283
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
439 322
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese

27
564 207
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

28
448 194
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
397 198
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

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30
366 305
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
284 149
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
294 95
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
151 101
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
351 233
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
309 221
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
209 209
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
259 186
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
244 176
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
204 221
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
195 100
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
114 193
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
88 99
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
140 185
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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44
95 49
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

45
116 182
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
319 403
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

47
180 98
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

48
103 141
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
62 40
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français

50
116 170
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese