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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
2,902 1,057
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
1,951 768
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,377 621
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,473 657
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,681 1,024
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,198 661
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,610 748
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,717 522
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,364 507
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,089 472
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,007 479
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,047 708
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
831 502
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
643 103
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
690 327
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
634 345
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
767 495
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
725 350
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
806 370
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
571 225
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
728 301
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

The Best French Fries

22
523 357
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
536 319
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
727 318
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
686 220
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
542 242
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
493 356
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
643 231
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

The Best Movie Theater Snacks

29
464 222
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
418 338
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
342 179
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
393 124
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
190 127
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
391 259
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
383 267
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
296 219
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
233 233
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese

38
243 116
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
277 199
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
232 255
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
141 66
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

42
251 125
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

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43
159 204
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
131 198
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
124 212
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
387 472
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

47
118 158
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
106 117
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
131 185
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
79 73
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese