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
3,202 1,207
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,161 872
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,648 710
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,849 1,156
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,663 782
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,777 837
Feta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,324 753
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,917 591
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,507 562
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,208 512
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,134 529
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
827 137
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,156 814
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
905 573
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
761 364
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
697 386
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
828 389
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
826 552
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
899 400
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
663 263
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
787 327
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
567 398
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
815 251
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
812 358
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
585 354
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
620 278
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
535 392
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
702 246
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
507 245
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
459 371
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
382 208
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
480 155
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
219 148
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
435 277
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
443 316
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
333 249
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

37
264 249
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese

38
272 135
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
182 80
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

40
302 218
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

41
251 283
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
304 154
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
176 220
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
146 216
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
136 232
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
437 542
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

47
133 178
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
187 112
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added

49
142 200
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
113 137
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added