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
3,121 1,162
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,100 839
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,568 684
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,614 745
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,803 1,120
Brie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,292 729
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,726 815
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,871 574
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,473 550
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,179 501
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,095 516
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
773 124
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
1,125 787
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
877 549
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
741 354
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
675 373
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
807 534
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
802 376
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
873 389
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
638 251
Colby-Jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
767 321
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

22
554 388
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
782 245
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added

24
788 347
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
573 348
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
593 272
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added

27
523 380
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
685 239
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

29
497 236
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added

30
446 362
Stilton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
370 201
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
457 145
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

33
210 142
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
424 273
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
426 303
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
255 244
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
316 242
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added

38
264 129
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
296 212
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

40
172 74
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added

41
246 274
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese

42
294 140
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added

43
172 217
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
142 211
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
425 515
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added

46
131 229
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
127 173
Pont-l'Évêque is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
112 132
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added

49
177 105
Cheese curd is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese
doremifasola added

50
138 198
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese