Cheese

The Best Soft Cheese 

Ranker Food
Updated June 14, 2019 3.7k votes 1.4k voters 74.5k views 26 items

Soft cheeses offer a truly unique taste to the cheese connoisseur. These cheeses typically aren't matured, and feature a milder taste and a richer, creamier texture than their firmer counterparts. Top soft cheeses can be spread onto toast, served with a fruit plate, or layered atop crackers – but unlike hard cheese, these soft varieties aren't ideal for cooking. Tasty soft cheeses are made in countries all over the world including France, Italy, and America.

What varieties will you find on this list of the best soft cheeses? Chèvre cheese is a delicious, easy-to-spread cheese made from goat's milk. Chèvre is delicious in salads and as an ingredient on a variety of gourmet sandwiches. Feta, the tangy Greek sheep's milk cheese, is another good soft cheese featured on this list. Brie is a popular soft cheese that many connoisseurs consider an acquired taste. Other great options that appear on this top soft cheese list include cottage cheese, Buchette, and mozzarella.

Which of these soft cheeses is the crème de la crème? That's up to you to decide. Give your favorite varieties a thumbs up to move them towards number one, and add any tasty soft cheeses that are missing.

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Brie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France
2
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy
3
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France
4
Feta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Greece
5
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France
6
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
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Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Cream United States of America
8
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
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Boursin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Boursin France
10
Fontina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy
11
Munster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France
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Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Italy
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Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United Kingdom, United States
14
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Various
15
Neufchâtel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France
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Buchette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Buchette France
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Fougerus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fougerus France
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Gourmandise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gourmandise France
19
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France
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Géramont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Géramont
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Coeur de Bray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Coeur de Bray France
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Chaumes cheese is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France
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Romadur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Romadur
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Limburger cheese is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Netherlands
25
Gres Champenois is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gres Champenois France