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
3,338 1,274
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,257 923
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,776 758
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,948 1,213
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,733 817
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,389 775
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,844 869
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
2,008 613
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,559 582
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,263 527
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,187 544
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
922 146
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,204 859
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
951 594
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
802 372
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
734 393
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
704 280
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
877 401
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
867 568
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
938 410
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
820 331
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
591 410
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
858 264
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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24
621 364
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
842 370
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese