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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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2,555 911
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,735 648
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,100 518
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,493 905
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,285 554
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,522 438
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,439 646
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,040 579
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
973 417
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,228 454
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
906 421
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
473 73
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
936 625
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
753 447
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
570 305
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

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16
621 291
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
697 443
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
658 270
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
655 306
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
732 332
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
493 189
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
473 320
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
656 285
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
485 289
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
589 194
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
451 324
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese

27
468 205
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

28
582 212
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
403 202
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

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30
378 309
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
298 153
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
313 99
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
159 102
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
352 238
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
324 230
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
212 213
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
267 190
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
251 181
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
206 229
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
207 103
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
116 195
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
92 101
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
104 51
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

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44
144 188
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
195 102
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

46
119 183
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
338 419
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

48
105 143
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
120 172
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
66 59
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese