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!

1
3,072 1,142
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,069 825
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,524 665
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,776 1,091
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,581 725
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,273 715
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,709 794
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,837 562
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,450 537
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,161 490
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,075 505
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,109 764
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
739 119
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
869 536
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
729 348
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
662 366
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
800 523
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
787 367
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
855 383
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
621 243
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
756 316
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
544 378
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
746 236
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

24
776 342
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
562 341
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
583 264
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
517 376
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
673 238
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
492 232
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
438 355
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
364 197
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
442 140
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
202 140
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
418 268
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
419 292
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
312 236
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
262 125
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

38
245 244
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese

39
292 208
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
168 71
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

41
243 270
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
283 135
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

43
169 214
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
138 208
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
415 501
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

46
130 225
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
125 170
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
110 129
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
137 195
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
170 102
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added Cheese curd