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1 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Most people abroad know Camembert, Brie and Bleu. Not only do they get pale local immitations that deliver no texture nor flavour but they are also missing on many other varieties. The secret is: eat less cheese (forget your 500 grams Cheddar block that tastes like rubber) but chose it better. It is going to be slightly more expensive if you buy it at the same frequency but totally worth it. Therefore it is better for your love handles and better for your palate, win win. Most Anglo-Saxons believe Camembert and Brie have the same taste because they never had the original stuff. Again go to your delicatessen (add Coulommiers to your list of white cheese so to add confusion :-) Camembert must be from Camembert or broader Normandy area, nowhere else. Brie must come from the city of Meaux and this is how it rules in France, every city and region as its cheese. You are in Northern France, try Vieux Lille, Maroilles, Mimolette and Boulette d'Avesnes. Almost every city and even villages has ...more

French cheese. Mmm, delicious.

In France you have more than 400 official cheeses in France and in Switzerland more than 450.
Those 2 Countries produce also the most different varieties and the most tasty cheeses, far before Italy.

LOL SO GOOD

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2 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Cheeses without taste and really few varieties compare to US, swiss ones etc...

The tastiest fresh and aged cheese. A variety of truly different flavors, from the most subtle to sharp and flavorful. Amazing!

By far the widest variety to choose from. Second to none

Better than France. Because Italy has cold weather cheese and hot weather cheese

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3 Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.

Really much better than Italian cheeses.

Disgusting cheap cheese, Italian is so much better

Best cheese in the world, premium quality!

Best cheese in the world

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4 Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch and French cheeses are the best!

I'm French and here in France we do LoVe also Dutch and Swiss cheeses.

Dutch cheese is very delicious and underrated.

It's from my birthplace. Gouda! - Userguy44

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5 England England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

Most varieties available, best flavours ranging from strong to mild, creamy to crumbly, difference sources available, and many still traditionally made at creameries. Most other countries make cheese that tastes like chewy, slightly gone off milk. For real flavour, England will surprise you.

This is the worst list I have seen

English cheeses are the best cheeses french and dutch cheeses to me are no match for english cheeses as far as swiss cheese that shouldn't be in the top five this list is very poor

A country well known for its hard cheeses, most notably cheddar, but also red leicester, double gloucester etc., as well as softer cheeses like stilton

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6 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germany is the first cheese producer in Europe and second in the world just behind USA but before France.

After Italian cheese country, cannot believe that.

One word; Weisslacker

7 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Feta, a good greek cheese to try out!

8 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

Yes, we make so many varieties of cheese but do not export most of them. It is made for consumption for Indians only.

Cow milk with herbs is like better.

We don't eat eat cheese.we export it make world fat

Y'know Indian cheeses are with many other different flavours and varieties like- Paneer,Surati Paneer,Bandel,Chenna,Dahi Chenna and Oregano Peeper cheeses. Some fondues also belong to India

9 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.
10 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.

Poland is known by its "smoked food" culture, Polish smoked cheeses are superb. The regional cheeses, like oscyper have an unique taste too.

Famous cheese like Groundorozola.

Good their cheeses, fin est and various.
Like Gugtoigok

Good their cheeses, fin est and various.
Like Gugtoigok.

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11 United States United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

Wisconsin wins world cheese competitions every year

Best cheese in world

Most cheeses are unauthentic and not fresh. - Slovenija

Wisconsin cheese

12 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
13 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Good Cheese in Tasmania! Its not so warm!

Cheese is much better than US cheese.

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Thé homeland pacific Swiss is hard to beat - Cheeseduck

Brasil do excellent cheese to, maybe better than lote of countrys you voted over here

15 Austria Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.
16 Mexico Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

The cheese in Mexico so good with its salty taste.

Queso Oaxaca is awesome!

17 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.
18 Denmark Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
19 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.
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21 Canada Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

The quality of cheese in Quebec is of the highest but it's ranking low because of low production

In Quebec you canadien have 300 kind of cheese

22 Georgia Georgia Georgia is a country in the Caucasus region. Located at the crossroads between Eastern Europe and Western Asia it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russian Federation, to the south by Turkey and Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The country's capital and a largest city ...read more.
23 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. ...read more.
24 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
25 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.
26 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. ...read more.
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28 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Jarlsberg and brunost.. Enough said.

29 New Zealand New Zealand
30 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Best Cheeder in the world

31 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
32 Chile Chile Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
33 Senegal Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest . ...read more.
34 Mali Mali
35 Niger
36 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.
37 Morocco Morocco
38 Lithuania Lithuania

Try and You will be happy!

39 Japan Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
40 Czech Republic Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
41 Nepal Nepal Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign state located in South Asia. ...read more.

You can fined o best cheese here too

42 Wales Wales Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Located on the island of Great Britain, it is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

In all fairness, this small contry creates the nicest cheese ever! Caerphilly cheese is only one of their cheesy pleasures

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