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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178 70
Brie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

2
124 50
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

3
87 29
Camembert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

4
81 30
Feta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Greece

5
69 27
Goat cheese is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

6
64 25
Cream cheese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United States of America

7
38 15
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

8
25 6
Munster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

9
46 25
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soft Cheese

10
29 16
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Italy

11
47 33
Blue cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Various

12
27 15
Boursin cheese is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Boursin cheese France

13
22 12
Fontina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Italy

14
25 16
Buchette is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Buchette France

15
16 8
Fougerus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Fougerus France

16
18 10
Neufchâtel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
France

17
27 22
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
United Kingdom, United States

18
14 12
Gourmandise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gourmandise France

19
8 8
Limburger cheese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Netherlands

20
6 6
Saint Albray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

21
6 7
Chaumes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added France

22
3 4
Géramont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Géramont

23
7 9
Coeur de Bray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Coeur de Bray France

24
4 6
Bresso is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Bresso

25
3 5
Romadur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
julian-matthias added Romadur

26
5 11
Gres Champenois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soft Cheese
Gres Champenois France