The Best Cheese if You Like Creamy Cheeses

There’s a time and a place for every type of cheese. You need hard, nutty cheeses to grate onto pasta. You need your melty shredded cheeses for your chili or mac and cheese. And you need slices of slightly plasticky, bright orange American cheeses for grilled cheese and tuna melts. Basically, all cheese is valid. But today we’re celebrating the creamiest and dreamiest cheeses at the grocery store. The Sporked crew has taste tested a lot of cheese, and we scoured our rankings to find the creamiest cheeses of them all. Whether you’re looking for something soft to plop on a cheese board or something spreadable for a sandwich, there’s a creamy cheese on this list for you.

Trader Joe’s Triple Creme Brie

Brie has a chokehold on the creamy cheese market, and rightfully so. It’s perfectly spreadable, a little funky, and uniquely its own thing. Brie’s just trying to be brie, and I respect it for that. And Trader Joe’s Triple Creme Brie is everything a brie should be. It’s super luscious and creamy (triple creme brie is no joke) and the flavor is pleasantly mild, as Sporked senior writer Jordan Myrick acknowledged in their ranking of all the best bries. This is perfect for a cheese board or for spreading on a cracker when you need a quick and extremely creamy cheese fix.

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Trader Joe’s Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip

I’ve eaten a lot of cheese and this might be the best cheese I’ve ever tasted, both in its hard cheese form and in this more convenient spreadable format, in particular. TJ’s Syrah Soaked Toscano Cheese Spread & Dip is everything a creamy cheese should be, with an added tang that makes it the stuff cheese dreams are made of (we all have cheese dreams, right?). There are a lot of applications for this beauty. You could put it on a cracker or, hell, eat it with your finger. Just do anything you can to get this dip into your mouth. Be warned though, it will be hard to find because I buy it up every time I see it at the store. If you shop at my TJ’s, you may be SOL.

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Cabot Pimento Cheese Spread

Is it reductive to call pimento cheese a grown-up version of nacho cheese dip? Probably, but I’ll do it anyway. Cabot Pimento Cheese Spread is smooth and creamy and spreadable, with just the right amount of peppery punch. The sweetness of the pimento peppers and saltiness of the cheese really add dimension to this creamy cheese. Seriously, if you need something to dip your pretzels into, grab a container of this creamy cheese!

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Vermont Creamery Bijou Crottin

Goat cheese can be a tricky beast. It has a unique, farmyard funk that no other cheese can mimic and you either love it or hate it. But if you love the taste of goat milk and you love a creamy cheese, I have have a hot tip for you: Try Vermont Creamery Bijou Crottin. These cute pucks of cheese come encased in rinds that are meant to be eaten and impart an extra layer of funk to the flavor. If you can’t get enough creamy cheese in your life, give this goat cheese a shot.

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Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese

Philadelphia Spicy Jalapeño Cream Cheese answers the question: “What if I want a creamy cheese that also happens to have a kick of spice to it?” If you love jalapeño poppers, you know the vibes and you’re going to be into this cream cheese, whether you eat it on a bagel or on crackers or, hell, you dip some jalapeño poppers into it. Even if you usually can’t handle the spice that’s concentrated in a fresh jalapeño pepper, the cream cheese really cools things down and makes this easy to eat by the spoonful. Cream cheese doesn’t have to be reserved for bagels—there’s a lot you can do with this creamy cheese.

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About the Author

Vinz Karl

Vinz Karl is a freelance contributor to Sporked and self-proclaimed Guy Fieri superfan. He believes in breakfast supremacy and is on a never-ending mission to try every flavor of Oreo out there. Originally from the Midwest, Vinz now resides in Los Angeles, where you can find him going on hikes, checking out new restaurants, and preparing for his eventual casting on CBS's Survivor.

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