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
3,374 1,294
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,285 936
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,813 775
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,760 830
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,411 785
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,978 1,222
Brie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
2,044 618
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,867 883
Feta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,575 591
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,285 538
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,196 556
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
953 151
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,224 869
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
969 603
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
817 377
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
742 402
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
712 286
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
954 413
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
887 409
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
877 573
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
836 336
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
599 417
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
853 377
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
873 266
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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25
632 370
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese