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What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Jeff B » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:15 am

I've already confessed to being a fan of American cheese and burgers are no exception. I like the "blank canvas" personality of American cheese and it has a passive sort of taste (which I prefer a cheese to have).

Cheddar?
It's okay but often tastes more "potent" to me than American.

Swiss?
Yuck. It's just not to my taste I guess.

But don't let my out of whack tastes get in the way. What cheese makes your burger sing?

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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Bill Hooper » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:28 pm

Jeff B wrote:I've already confessed to being a fan of American cheese and burgers are no exception. I like the "blank canvas" personality of American cheese and it has a passive sort of taste (which I prefer a cheese to have).

Cheddar?
It's okay but often tastes more "potent" to me than American.

Swiss?
Yuck. It's just not to my taste I guess.

But don't let my out of whack tastes get in the way. What cheese makes your burger sing?

Jeff


Anything that I happen to have in the fridge is fair-game on a burger. Usually here, that means Gouda, Gruyere, Emmenthaler, Appenzeller, or Camembert. They all serve well.

Do you really not like Swiss cheese? (Do you just mean the white-with-holes American stuff?)
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Jenise » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:47 pm

Can't answer for Jeff, but I tend to agree with him. I really do like American cheese (Kraft Deli only, not the individually wrapped singles) on burgers; and where I adore swiss cheeses I find them just a bit too sweet for a burger. Cheddar's flavor would be better, but it doesn't melt well enough.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Salil » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:22 pm

I'm starting to really like a good blue cheese on burgers, which I find strange as I really dislike blue cheese in just about any other context.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Jeff B » Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:40 pm

Bill Hooper wrote:
Jeff B wrote:I've already confessed to being a fan of American cheese and burgers are no exception. I like the "blank canvas" personality of American cheese and it has a passive sort of taste (which I prefer a cheese to have).

Cheddar?
It's okay but often tastes more "potent" to me than American.

Swiss?
Yuck. It's just not to my taste I guess.

But don't let my out of whack tastes get in the way. What cheese makes your burger sing?

Jeff


Anything that I happen to have in the fridge is fair-game on a burger. Usually here, that means Gouda, Gruyere, Emmenthaler, Appenzeller, or Camembert. They all serve well.

Do you really not like Swiss cheese? (Do you just mean the white-with-holes American stuff?)


I really can't say that I dislike all Swiss cheeses but, yes, I haven't had one I've liked (with holes or without). At least when it comes to burgers, I'd rather have American or a mild cheddar.

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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Carl Eppig » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:03 pm

Anything except American. Too bad such a horrible cheese has to have such a great name.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Joy Lindholm » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:08 pm

Jenise wrote: Cheddar's flavor would be better, but it doesn't melt well enough.


Try shredding it first and then topping it on the burger - melts like a charm! I love cheddar on burgers, especially aged or sharp.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Joy Lindholm » Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:09 pm

Oh, can't forget a nice bleu cheese on a burger either....or better yet, stuffed inside the burger!
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Shaji M » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:54 pm

Blue cheese would be my first choice. In the absence of that a sharp cheddar..
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by David Creighton » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:28 am

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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Howie Hart » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:01 am

If it's a good burger - no cheese at all.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by MichaelB » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:23 am

With fat meat like ground chuck, no cheese is needed. Onion is good. But with ground round, antelope, elk, deer--I live in the mountain west--cheese is welcome. But Jeff B, you lost me."American Singles" are just code for spots of grease. De gustibus and all. My favorite cheeseburger cheese is my favorite cheese, Tilsiter, but it doesn't melt evenly, and I'm kind of getting with Salil--blue cheese, especially Maytag, makes a tasty burger.
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by David M. Bueker » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:57 am

Really good burger from local beef - no cheese

Average burger (if I have to) - swiss or blue
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Re: What Kind Of Cheese Makes Your Burger Sing?

by Karen/NoCA » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:12 pm

No cheese with good meat. I also make turkey burgers that we both love, no cheese on those either. I used to put cheese on them, but now, we just love the freshness of a good burger, especially with summer tomatoes. :)

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