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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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2,497 880
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,690 631
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,036 496
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,466 888
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,263 539
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,496 429
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,414 634
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,019 569
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
963 410
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
895 412
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,216 449
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
453 68
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
749 440
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
919 618
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
611 290
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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16
564 303
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
691 438
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
651 269
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
645 304
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
721 328
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
482 187
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
464 318
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
646 282
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
580 189
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

25
476 287
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
445 323
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese

27
575 210
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

28
457 201
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
401 200
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

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30
373 308
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
293 151
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
305 99
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
155 102
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
351 236
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
315 227
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
211 211
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
263 188
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
246 179
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
206 225
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
201 102
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
116 194
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
89 101
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
102 50
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

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44
143 187
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
118 183
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
190 100
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

47
331 411
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

48
104 142
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
119 171
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
64 43
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français