Top 10 Best Cheese Making Countries

The Top Ten
1 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 the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017). ...read more.

So famous, various and tasty, that's just amazing, unreal and surprising.

Just a delight in mouth...

We didn't expect that. Now we know we found a cheese refiner here in Stockholm and we buy major part French cheeses, of course there is just a small part compared of the hundreds of different ones you will find in France.

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.

So good cheeses and the choice, traveling in this wonderful country you will discover cheeses, wines and food with really high quality.
We enjoyed also like Japan, China, Taiwan, Switzerland, Germamy.

More than 1,200 cheeses and more than 450 labeled, but Germany and Netherlands (with less than 10 cheeses) are the first exporters. Lots of countries refuse the "fresh cheeses" to be imported.

2 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.

This is the best cheeses in the world it should be number one who ever did this made an error.

Italian cheeses before Swiss ones?
Swiss should be 1st with France and Netherlands.

Really much better than Italian cheeses.

Best cheese in the world, premium quality!

3 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium in the North Sea. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani, and Yiddish are recognised ...read more.

Beemster, best by far, from young and creamy, to hard and very old. Grass cheese is another top rated cheese, as is cumin cheese Frisian cheese is very good, but an acquired taste. Gouda is so so. You're not much, if not Dutch!

I'm dutch and our cheeses are much better than any others. Has anyone ever heard of Saudi Arabian cheeses?

Best cheese in the world. It is partly the reason why we are the tallest people in the world by avarage.

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

4 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome. Other major cities are Milano, Naples, Turino, Venice, Florence. Italy's official language is Italian. ...read more.

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

Italy No 2? Must be Switzerland. In Swiss we produce lots of famous cheeses. Not like this windy parmigiano regiano and this horrible mozarella.

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

Up there with France with the best cheeses. US cheeses are boring.

5 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.

Sheer range of cheeses, complexity of flavours and textures, beats any other country hands down. Very high animal welfare and food hygiene standards. Some of the most consistent rainfall in the world alongside a temperate climate, making great grass for the dairy cows.

2015 Cheese awards - UK has 5 cheeses in the top 15, including the no. 3 spot. A massive variety of cheeses in the England (and UK as a whole), both domestic and international.

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

6 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey ...read more.

Best cheese variety, selection, from the most beautiful country in the world.

Halloumi and Feta. Both ridiculously tasty. Where's Cyprus on this list?

Feta, a good greek cheese to try out!

7 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and ...read more.

While very poorly known Belgian Cheeses offer a unique flavour profile. Often creamy and produced by its renowned breweries such as Orval, Chimay, Grimbergen, etc. But belgium also succeeds in the "hard" cheeses with especially the "Oud Brugge" variety.

8 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. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages.

It is one of the best cheese making country. This is hidden from world that how amazing home made cheese are made here.

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.

9 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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with the Treaty of Paris. Its capital, Washington D.C. (District of Columbia) is defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings including the iconic ones that house the federal government's 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. Though it has no official language, English and ...read more.

Americans don't really make great cheeses. But still like some processed cheddar sometimes.

Very Bad cheese, taste like plastic, only good cheese countries are France, Swiss and Italy.

Most cheeses are unauthentic and not fresh.

Best cheese in world

10 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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone - the 'DDR', East Germany, separate with a wall through the middle of Berlin, until 1990 when the country was reunited. ...read more.

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

Totally underrated next to france but still has next to quantity cheese some super nice ones.

After Italian cheese country, cannot believe that.

The Contenders
11 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas territories also scattered along the Moroccan coast of the Alboran Sea. The country's mainland is bordered to the south by Gibraltar; to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea; to the north by France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.

Particularly the region of Asturias, often known of the "Land of Cheese" with its 42 varieties of artisan cheese!

12 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.

Better than australia

13 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.

14 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost ...read more.
15 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across ...read more.
16 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and ...read more.

Good Cheese in Tasmania! Its not so warm!

Cheese is much better than US cheese.

17 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.

18 Morocco Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwesternmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. ...read more.
19 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

20 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims ...read more.
21 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.
22 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.

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups. ...read more.
23 Slovenia

Slovenia is located in central Europe, eastern from Italy, southern to Austria, western to Hungary and northern to Croatia.
Slovenia's territory is recognisable by its diversified terrain, rich cultural heritage, and abundant and diverse valuable natural features.
Cattle breading is Slovenian most common agricultural activity, so there is a consequently varieties of cheese available. Cheese and dairy products are especially typical for mountain or karst region of Slovenia.

24 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.
25 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.
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