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
3,415 1,311
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,314 953
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,849 794
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,780 852
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,431 792
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,999 1,233
Brie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,890 889
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
2,068 628
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,591 601
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,296 546
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,212 566
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
977 156
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,241 880
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
986 609
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
831 382
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
753 412
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
723 294
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
906 414
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
967 421
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
886 580
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
845 343
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
868 382
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
605 426
Edam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
886 275
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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25
648 374
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese