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
3,281 1,254
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,215 910
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,730 744
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,918 1,189
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,701 810
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,368 765
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,821 857
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,982 606
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,537 576
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,238 524
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,171 540
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
890 143
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,190 844
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
937 587
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
788 368
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
722 390
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
686 278
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
861 397
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
853 561
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
923 407
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
810 329
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
585 405
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
839 262
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
607 358
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
831 366
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
647 287
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
546 401
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
721 251
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
517 250
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
476 381
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
396 213
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
511 165
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
231 151
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
448 282
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
454 332
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
273 251
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
342 257
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

38
198 83
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

39
312 219
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
284 141
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

41
261 287
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
318 165
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
183 222
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
150 218
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
139 234
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
140 179
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
444 569
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

48
200 118
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added

49
144 202
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
117 139
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added