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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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2,331 812
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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2
1,600 591
Parmigiano-Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cheese

3
1,919 453
Sharp cheddar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Sharp cheddar

4
1,381 848
Brie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cheese

5
1,409 396
Gouda cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cheese

6
1,194 485
Swiss cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cheese

7
1,332 595
Feta is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cheese

8
972 534
Gruyère cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cheese

9
1,170 422
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cheese

10
862 387
Muenster cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cheese

11
924 384
Monterey Jack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cheese

12
705 422
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cheese

13
864 593
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cheese

14
575 270
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cheese

15
544 284
Irish Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Irish Cheddar

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16
388 53
Cheddar cheese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cheese

17
652 425
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cheese

18
626 253
English Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cheese
English Farmhouse Cheddar

19
614 289
Havarti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cheese

20
681 311
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cheese

21
443 298
Edam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cheese

22
623 266
Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cheese

23
458 174
Colby-Jack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cheese

24
456 275
Manchego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cheese

25
429 315
Roquefort is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cheese

26
554 199
Parmigiano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Parmigiano

27
544 179
Pepper jack cheese is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Cheese
VanessaHawelu added Pepper jack cheese

28
430 184
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Cheese
KarenReid added Goat cheese

29
359 296
Stilton cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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30
389 189
Colby cheese is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Cheese
AllaiyahWeyn added Colby cheese

31
278 140
Emmentaler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Emmentaler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmental_cheese

32
144 92
Comté cheese is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Cheese

33
272 89
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Cream cheese

34
347 222
American Farmhouse Cheddar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Cheese
American Farmhouse Cheddar

35
292 210
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Cheese

36
203 200
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Cheese

37
249 181
Halloumi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Cheese
zxray added Halloumi

38
240 168
Rembrandt Gouda is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Rembrandt Gouda

39
195 215
Danish Blue is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Cheese

40
113 185
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Cheese

41
189 93
Sharp Provolone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Cheese
songbird.1977.jk added Sharp Provolone

42
85 93
Appenzeller cheese is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Cheese
rickezwack added Appenzeller cheese

43
136 181
Tomme de Savoie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Cheese

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44
114 177
Saint-Marcellin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Cheese

45
87 45
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Cheese
Thurston NeSmith added Mascarpone

46
100 138
Pont-l'Évêque cheese is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Cheese

47
62 53
Cantal cheese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Cheese

48
115 166
Mahón cheese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Cheese

49
86 124
Selles-sur-Cher cheese is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Cheese

50
59 38
Emmental français est-central is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Cheese
added added Emmental Français