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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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2,442 855
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,655 619
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
1,987 482
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,237 513
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,433 874
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,471 413
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,386 619
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
998 561
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
952 399
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
883 405
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,198 440
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
434 60
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
733 433
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
899 606
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
595 284
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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16
559 296
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
680 434
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
644 263
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
635 300
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
707 321
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
473 183
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
457 312
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
636 278
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
567 185
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

25
466 284
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
441 322
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese

27
567 207
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

28
450 195
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
398 198
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

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30
368 305
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
288 149
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
296 95
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
152 101
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
351 234
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
310 221
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
210 210
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
259 187
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
244 177
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
205 221
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
197 100
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
115 193
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
141 185
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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44
96 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
319 404
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