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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3,010 1,111
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

2
2,026 807
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
2,476 651
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,746 1,066
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,544 701
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,251 693
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,669 781
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
1,801 547
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,417 527
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
1,131 485
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
1,052 493
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
1,079 745
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
706 113
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
855 527
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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15
715 339
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese

16
651 358
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

17
787 513
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
767 359
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese

19
835 377
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
603 238
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
749 311
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

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22
538 369
Edam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
554 333
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
723 230
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

25
757 333
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
566 257
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

27
509 368
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese

28
661 235
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

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29
481 230
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

30
431 349
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese

31
355 190
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
422 137
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

33
199 134
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese

34
410 264
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
402 286
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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36
306 229
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

37
288 204
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

38
253 121
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

39
240 240
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
240 264
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
153 70
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

42
270 134
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added String cheese

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165 210
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

44
135 204
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
403 491
American cheese is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
derchase added American cheese

46
127 222
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
122 166
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
108 125
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

49
136 189
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
83 80
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese