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
3,332 1,270
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,252 921
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,771 757
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,944 1,209
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,729 815
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,387 773
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,841 865
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
2,005 611
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,555 580
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,260 527
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,185 543
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
917 146
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,202 857
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
948 592
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
798 371
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
731 392
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
701 280
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
873 400
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
935 408
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
863 567
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
818 330
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
589 407
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
855 263
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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24
618 363
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
840 369
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese