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
3,424 1,315
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,323 954
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,855 796
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,785 853
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,431 794
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
2,003 1,234
Brie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,895 890
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
2,072 629
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,595 601
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,297 546
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,215 566
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
979 156
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,244 882
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
986 611
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
833 382
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
754 413
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
724 295
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
907 416
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
969 422
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
888 581
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
847 343
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
870 382
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
605 427
Edam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
887 276
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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25
649 375
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese