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Most Popular Types of Cheese

Name the most popular types of cheese, according to # of Google search results.
# = Thousands of google results
Doesn't include "cheese products" such as American cheese
Doesn't include general terms, like string cheese or blue cheese
Last updated: January 31, 2014
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#
Origin
Cheese
8,220
England
Cream
2,810
England
Cheddar
2,660
Italy
Parmesan
2,110
Unknown
Cottage
1,700
United States
Swiss
1,700
United States
Pepper Jack
1,500
Italy
Romano
1,490
Italy
Mozzarella
1,420
Greece
Feta
1,380
France
Brie
1,320
Italy
Asiago
1,250
Switzerland
Gruyère
1,240
Netherlands
Gouda
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Origin
Cheese
1,230
Italy
Mascarpone
1,140
Italy
Gorgonzola
718
Spain
Manchego
693
Italy
Ricotta
575
United States
Monterey Jack
557
United States
Colby
458
England
Stilton
431
France
Camembert
400
Italy
Provolone
387
France
Roquefort
358
France
Muenster
324
Denmark
Havarti
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level 83
Dec 13, 2013
Question: if American cheese isn't cheese, is whisky just processed alcohol product?
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level 32
Jan 9, 2014
yes
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level 54
Apr 14, 2015
The reason it's not included is "Because its manufacturing process differs from "unprocessed"/raw/natural cheeses,[1] American cheese can not be legally sold under the name (authentic) "cheese" in the US."
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level 75
Aug 13, 2015
American cheese is usually made of at least two cheeses, - usually cheddar and colby, - blended together with emulsifiers and/or additives, and by law it must be pasteurized. The type and amount of additives can vary widely from brand to brand. Under FDA regs, Pasteurized Process Cheese is made of 100% cheese. Pasteurized Process Cheese Food contains at least 51% cheese. Pasteurized Process Cheese Product contains less than 51% cheese. So when buying American cheese you might get anything from a fairly high quality cheese that melts beautifully, to a can of Easy Cheese.
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level 48
Apr 25, 2019
A grilled cheese sandwich contains cheese aswell, yet a sandwich isnt considered cheese
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level 32
Dec 14, 2013
You actually did it!
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level 75
Dec 15, 2013
You finally made the cheese quiz. But it doesn't have American cheese, bleu cheese, or nacho cheese? My knowledge of cheese is not adequate to take this quiz I guess.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2013
I got pepperjack.. but.. how is that not a cheese product? I don't get it. Will have to read up on my cheeses I guess..
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level 75
Dec 15, 2013
and "cream cheese" and "cottage cheese" aren't "general terms," while bleu cheese is? Isn't bleu cheese a specific type of cheese? Is cottage cheese even cheese? I thought it was just badly curdled milk and the only people who ate it were diehard Alien Nation fans.
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level 75
Dec 15, 2013
not trying to bust your chops just genuinely confused as to what these distinctions mean
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level 59
Jan 29, 2014
Bleu cheese is a class of cheese within which stilton and roquefort are specific types. Cottage cheese (although gross) is a really simple type of unaged cheese- perhaps the world's oldest. I don't think there are specific types of it or cream cheese. As for American cheese, the fancy, Boar's Head types are really just mild cheddars, and the others are a super-processed product that is mostly fresh milk or vegetable oil mixed with cheese enzymes to give it flavor. Upon looking back at this comment, I understand why my cholesterol is high.
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level 75
Jan 30, 2014
Thanks that clears up a few things.
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level 82
Feb 24, 2014
Why so much hate for cottage cheese? It's an excellent snack with pineapple or cucumbers. (But not pineapple and cucumbers, that doesn't work well at all.) My brother also swears by it on peanut butter and onion sandwiches. But he also ruins that with mustard, so there's a large grain of salt there...
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level 44
Aug 5, 2014
I LOVE cottage cheese. It's the original greek yogurt.
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level 66
Oct 31, 2014
I enjoy cottage cheese. But, plattitude, peanut butter and onion sandwiches? And it takes mustard to ruin those? I'd think the onions would ruin the peanut butter sandwich. Though, mustard would also do it. Now I don't feel so strange for liking peanut butter and banana sandwiches. :D
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level 82
Sep 3, 2015
BigCheesy, don't knock it til you've tried it. Especially with a nice crunchy peanut butter, and sliced Walla Walla sweet onions... heaven in a lunchbox right there.
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level 75
Feb 27, 2017
I don't think pepper jack belongs on this list as a separate type. It's just Monterey jack cheese with peppers mixed in. It is like including strawberry cream cheese as a separate type.
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level 70
May 10, 2017
Add a dollop of Russian (or even French) dressing to some cottage cheese.....yum!
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level 49
Jan 29, 2014
Cool quiz, but would you please be a little more lenient on spellings for gouda?
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level 66
Apr 21, 2017
It's only a 5 letter word
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level 43
Jan 29, 2014
I got everything except cheddar. There's not much call for cheddar in these parts.
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level 74
Jan 29, 2014
It's the single most popular cheese in the world!
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level 75
Mar 4, 2015
Yes! This quiz would be incomplete without a Python comment!
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level 50
Jun 20, 2014
IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!
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level 67
Feb 20, 2019
What about Venezuelan Beaver Cheese?
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level 54
Jan 29, 2014
No whiz? Uncultured heathens!
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level 69
Feb 1, 2014
Do you have any cheese at all?
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level 82
Apr 21, 2014
Of course we do, it's a cheese shop, isn't it?
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level 37
Feb 3, 2014
Can you accept more answers for Camembert? I kept guessing things like "Camonbear," "Canombert," Canonber" and "Camomber!"
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level 21
Jun 9, 2016
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level 82
Feb 24, 2014
I will admit to knowing roquefort primarily from the Sutherland/Platt/Sheen/Curry version of 3 Musketeers.
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level 83
Jan 1, 2015
Same here!
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level 46
Feb 26, 2015
EDAM, you forgot the cheese made backwards.
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level 21
Jun 9, 2016
So eseehc should be an answer?
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level 46
Sep 15, 2015
Wensleydale and Stinking Bishop! Then it would be a cracking quiz.
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level 76
Nov 14, 2015
Like!!
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level 4
Dec 4, 2015
Why would you make a quiz about cheese????????????? Like OMG!!!!!
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level 61
Jan 21, 2016
I dismissed writing cream cheese or cottage cheese because I assumed they were in the same boat as blue cheese and cottage cheese.
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level 67
Jan 31, 2016
The best English Cheese by far is Lancashire Cheese, it's white in colour, crumbly and has a nice bite...... yum
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level 57
Jul 26, 2016
Upset I didn't get Stilton. I live 5 miles away.
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level 73
Feb 9, 2017
No need for an "e" in Munster, it's not related to the German city of Münster, but to an Alsacian city which doesn't have an umlaut. By the way, I'm really surprised to find this delicious cheese in this quiz, because it's really foul smelling, even by French standards. Fantastic when old and runny, with cumin seeds.
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level 37
Apr 14, 2018
But that's the name of the cheese...
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level 75
Feb 27, 2017
I was surprised not to see goat cheese or chevre on the list, as well as jarlsberg.
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level 70
May 10, 2017
Goat cheese....blechhht! Spit it into the shrubs while my girlfriend distracted my prospective father-in-law after he insisted I try some. Thanks, Randi! :-)
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level 70
Jul 24, 2017
I believe that goat cheese is a rather broad term (akin to cow cheese) - you can make all sorts of different varieties out of goat milk.
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level 24
Jul 6, 2017
Wait..... Swiss Chesse came from AMERICA?
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level 28
Feb 20, 2019
u mean emmental from Switzerland?
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level 58
Aug 24, 2017
Argh! I missed Monterey Jack because I thought it was spelled "Monterrey," like the city in Mexico. Turns out it's actually named after Monterey, California. The more you know
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level 57
Aug 24, 2017
Because people show their affection towards cheese by typing its name onto a website.
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level 35
Dec 31, 2017
Swiss cheese is from America ! Then cuckoo clocks must come from the Cook islands.
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level 51
Jan 26, 2018
Growing in popularity : HALLOUMI cheese (Cyprus) :)
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level 55
Jan 31, 2018
Umm ... that's great ... Why isn't it on the list?
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level 72
Jul 30, 2018
Damn. Wrote Monterrey with two Rs. Any chance you can accept that? After all, you accept Munster without the E...
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level 63
Jul 31, 2018
Nice quiz, nice cheese!
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level 49
Feb 20, 2019
Hi, I would say that "parmigiano" should be accepted for parmisan, since it's its proper name. Also, I don't know what "romano" means, I'm Italian, and Roman, and I've never heard of it. Maybe you're referring to pecorino romano?
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level 28
Feb 20, 2019
yes, I wrote pecorino and romano popped up
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level 28
Feb 20, 2019
Emmental cheese
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level 75
Feb 20, 2019
Best cheese not on the list that is very difficult to find outside of the Middle East is halloumi cheese. I love making salads with that stuff but it's expensive in the US.
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level 51
Apr 25, 2019
I know its not the right spelling but I think Monterrey jack should be accepted. I thought there were 2 Rs, not 1.