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
3,550 1,374
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese
2
2,418 999
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese
3
2,971 847
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar
4
1,862 906
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese
5
1,483 826
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese
6
2,066 1,264
Brie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese
7
1,956 925
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese
8
2,150 646
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese
9
1,659 625
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese
10
1,338 575
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese
11
1,264 598
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese
12
1,065 172
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese
13
1,296 926
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese
14
1,023 631
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese
15
876 396
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
16
775 430
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar
17
759 313
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese
18
952 433
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
19
920 598
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese
20
1,007 438
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese
21
875 354
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar
22
913 396
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese
23
632 444
Edam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
24
673 387
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
25
924 291
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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