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The Top 100 Most Popular Cheeses in the World

There are many ways to rank cheeses, and every country and region inside a country has their own favorites. But obviously, the total volume of global sales of a type of cheese , whether measured bu dollars or other equivalent currency sold, or pounds (or kilograms) is the way to go.

The International Dairy Foods Association tells us that their most recent reports show  that. Americans consume more Italian style cheeses than other types, followed by American style cheeses with  a per capita consumption of natural cheese of 33.7 pounds per person. Other most popular types of cheese in the US are cheddar cheese, American style cheese, Swiss cheeseand then Hispanic cheese. So America's top 3 cheese are Mozzarella, followed by Cheddar and Parmesan.

The top 3 cheese consuming nations and their per person annual consumtion are

  1. France – 57.9 pounds per year
  2. Germany – 53.2 pounds per year
  3. Luxembourg – 53.2 pounds per year

And now, the Global list of most popular cheese types:

The top 10

  1. English Cheddar
  2. Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan)
  3. Roquefort
  4. Brie
  5. Gruyere
  6. Feta
  7. Mozzarella
  8. Manchego
  9. Gorgonzola
  10. Epoisses

After the top ten, here are the next 90 to round out the top 100 global cheeses.

  1. Swiss cheese
  2. Gouda cheese
  3. Monterey Jack
  4. Muenster cheese
  5. Provolone
  6. Blue cheese
  7. Camembert
  8. Irish Cheddar
  9. Havarti
  10. Buffalo mozzarella
  11. Colby-Jack
  12. Monterey Jack
  13. Edam
  14. Ricotta
  15. Manchego
  16. Pepper jack cheese
  17. Roquefort
  18. Goat cheese
  19. Colby cheese
  20. Stilton cheese
  21. Emmentaler
  22. Cream cheese
  23. Comté cheese
  24. American Farmhouse Cheddar
  25. Cottage cheese
  26. Grana Padano
  27. Halloumi
  28. Rembrandt Gouda
  29. Sharp Provolone
  30. Danish Blue
  31. Saint Albray
  32. Appenzeller cheese
  33. Mascarpone
  34. Tomme de Savoie
  35. String cheese
  36. Saint-Marcellin
  37. American cheese
  38. Pont-l'Évêque cheese
  39. Mahón cheese
  40. Cantal cheese
  41. Emmental Français
  42. Selles-sur-Cher cheese
  43. Neufchâtel cheese
  44. Morbier cheese
  45. Fourme de Montbrison
  46. Cheese curdcaprice des dieux
  47. Reblochon
  48. Coulommiers cheese
  49. Taleggio cheese
  50. Vacherin
  51. Beaufort cheese
  52. Beaufort Alpage
  53. Abondance cheese
  54. Saint-Paulin cheese
  55. Chaource cheese
  56. Livarot cheese
  57. Rocamadour cheese
  58. Cambozola
  59. Oregon Blue Vein
  60. Leonora Goat Cheese
  61. Pimento cheese
  62. Banon cheese
  63. Cabrales cheese
  64. Tête de Moine
  65. Boerenkaas
  66. Emmental de Savoie
  67. Brocciu
  68. Laguiole cheese
  69. Limburger cheese
  70. Queso De Bola
  71. Maroilles cheese
  72. Stichelton
  73. Ossau-lraty Cheese
  74. Saint-Nectaire
  75. Pont l'Evêque
  76. Crottin de Chavignol
  77. Mimolette
  78. Pélardon
  79. Fourme d'Ambert
  80. Fromage Frais
  81. Bleu du Vercors-Sassenage
  82. Cabecou
  83. Saint-Félicien cheese
  84. Bleu d'Auvergne
  85. Bleu de Bresse
  86. Farmer cheese
  87. Hooligan
  88. Bleu des Causses

References

  1. Statista - U.S. Cheese Market - Statistics & Facts
  2. The International Dairy Foods Association
  3. Penn State University
  4. The Cheese Market Blog (UK)
  5. Wisconsin Cheese Man