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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210 84
Brie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

2
106 32
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

3
146 55
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

4
96 33
Feta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Greece

5
73 29
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

6
69 27
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United States of America

7
45 16
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

8
50 25
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

9
27 8
Munster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

10
34 15
Boursin cheese is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Boursin cheese France

11
28 12
Fontina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

12
34 18
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Italy

13
49 34
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Various

14
20 10
Neufchâtel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

15
32 23
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United Kingdom, United States

16
17 9
Fougerus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fougerus France

17
25 17
Buchette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Buchette France

18
14 13
Gourmandise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gourmandise France

19
7 6
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

20
5 4
Géramont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Géramont

21
8 9
Limburger cheese is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Netherlands

22
6 7
Chaumes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

23
4 5
Romadur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Romadur

24
8 10
Coeur de Bray is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Coeur de Bray France

25
5 7
Bresso is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Bresso

26
7 11
Gres Champenois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gres Champenois France