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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
2,833 1,033
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
1,908 744
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,320 599
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,647 995
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,429 639
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,167 642
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,574 725
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,681 505
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,340 492
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,070 458
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
994 463
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,028 692
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
820 486
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
612 96
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
620 335
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

16
676 320
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
751 482
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
793 360
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
709 340
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
554 218
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
711 297
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

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22
517 348
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
527 312
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
713 309
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
670 213
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

26
527 232
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
484 349
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
629 228
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
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29
449 218
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
405 333
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
333 175
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
375 118
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
183 123
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
383 254
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
370 257
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
290 212
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
229 229
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese

38
273 195
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
235 114
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

40
227 251
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
134 63
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

42
158 201
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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43
239 120
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

44
130 195
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
123 209
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese

46
378 462
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

47
117 155
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
105 114
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
129 182
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
76 70
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese