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List of Cheeses
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Italian cheese. A list of the best cheeses from Italy. With its countless textures, flavors, and recipes, cheese is one of the most diverse types of food in the world. Even its chief ingredient, milk, can come from a wide variety of animals, including cows, goats, sheep, and even buffalo. Unlike East Asia, where lactose intolerance is much more common, cheese is a staple of the western diet with such iconic dishes as grilled cheese, mac and cheese, and best of all... cream cheese frosting.

Cheese and its saturated fat may contribute to heart disease; that said, it may actually strengthen tooth enamel with its protein, calcium and phosphorus. While this list may focus on cheeses from one particular country, they are probably sold world-wide and may even be down at your corner store.

So what are the best Italian cheeses? This list will answer that question.
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1
63 26
Parmigiano Reggiano is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

2
50 18
Grana Padano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

3
67 31
Mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

4
37 11
Buffalo mozzarella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

5
50 21
Pecorino Romano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

6
44 17
Gorgonzola is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

7
40 14
Pecorino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Pecorino

8
41 16
Provolone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

9
32 10
Burrata is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

10
33 12
Taleggio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Taleggio

11
36 15
Ricotta cheese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

12
36 15
Mascarpone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

13
31 11
Romano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Romano

14
27 10
Fontina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

15
30 13
Asiago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Asiago

16
26 12
Dolcelatte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

17
17 5
Ricotta salata is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Ricotta salata

18
19 7
Scamorza cheese is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Scamorza

19
12 2
Piave cheese is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

20
13 3
Caciocavallo Silano is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caciocavallo Silano

21
15 5
Tuma is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tuma

22
16 6
Brus da ricotta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Brus da ricotta

23
20 10
Caciotta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

24
13 4
Bocconcini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

25
10 3
Stracchino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Stracchino

26
11 4
Tomino is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tomino

27
13 6
Caprino di Rimella is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino di Rimella

28
8 2
Algunder Butterkäse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Algunder Butterkäse

29
9 3
Tirolese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Tirolese

30
9 3
Casalina is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Casalina

31
10 4
Caciocavallo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

32
9 4
Fontal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Fontal

33
11 6
Pecorino Toscano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

34
8 3
Pecorino Siciliano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Pecorino Siciliano

35
8 4
Casciotta d'Urbino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy

36
8 4
Caprino dell'Aspromonte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino dell'Aspromonte

37
7 3
Fior di latte is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Fior di latte

38
7 3
Pepato is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Pepato

39
11 8
Bel Paese cheese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Bel Paese

40
8 5
Castelmagno is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Castelmagno

41
7 4
Pallone di Gravina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Pallone di Gravina

42
7 4
Sottocenere al tartufo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Sottocenere al tartufo

43
7 4
Fiore Sardo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Fiore Sardo

44
7 4
Crucolo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Crucolo

45
6 3
Caprino Valsesiano is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino Valsesiano

46
6 3
Caprino della Limina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Caprino della Limina

47
6 3
Bergkäse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Bergkäse

48
6 3
Toma Piemontese is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Toma Piemontese

49
6 3
Seras is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Seras

50
5 2
Carnia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cheeses of Italy
Carnia