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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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2,969 1,087
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,000 792
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,432 643
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,721 1,045
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,510 686
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,226 682
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,648 764
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,768 537
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,393 520
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,107 482
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,031 490
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,064 725
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
845 513
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
678 108
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
701 334
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
639 354
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
777 504
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
746 355
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
821 374
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
586 234
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
739 308
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

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22
529 362
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
541 325
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
740 326
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
702 226
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
556 248
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
500 362
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
650 233
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

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29
473 227
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
423 342
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
345 185
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
409 132
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
194 132
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
402 262
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
393 277
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
302 225
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
284 202
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

38
248 120
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
235 239
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
238 260
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
148 69
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

42
261 132
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

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163 207
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
134 201
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
397 482
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

46
125 218
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
119 164
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
107 123
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
135 188
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
81 78
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese