Food/Drink The Best Soft Cheese  

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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
Brie France

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Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Mozzarella Italy

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Camembert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

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Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Goat France

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Feta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Feta Greece

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Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Cream United States of America

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Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Blue Various

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Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

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Ricotta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Ricotta Italy

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Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Gorgonzola Italy

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Boursin cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Boursin cheese France

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Buchette is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Buchette France

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Fougerus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fougerus France

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11 4
Munster cheese is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Munster cheese France

The Very Best Cheese

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Fontina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fontina Italy

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Neufchâtel cheese is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Neufchâtel France

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Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Cottage United Kingdom, United States

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Gourmandise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gourmandise France

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Limburger cheese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Limburger cheese Netherlands

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Coeur de Bray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Coeur de Bray France

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5 3
Chaumes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Chaumes

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4 2
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Saint Albray France

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2 1
Géramont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Géramont

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Romadur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Romadur

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Bresso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Bresso

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Gres Champenois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gres Champenois France