Popular Opinion 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
3,522 1,358
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese
2
2,400 989
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese
3
2,941 835
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar
4
1,843 897
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese
5
1,473 817
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese
6
2,050 1,254
Brie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese
7
1,939 918
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese
8
2,131 644
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese
9
1,643 619
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese
10
1,331 569
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese
11
1,253 594
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese
12
1,043 167
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese
13
1,279 914
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese
14
1,014 627
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese
15
867 393
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
16
770 426
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar
17
752 308
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese
18
942 428
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
19
912 594
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese
20
996 435
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese
21
867 351
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar
22
906 391
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese
23
625 440
Edam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
24
665 384
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
25
916 286
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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