Do you want to produce the greatest burgers in the country on your grill? Make your go-to cheeseburger recipe with a selection of cheeses for consistently delicious gourmet burgers.
A hamburger, particularly a cheeseburger, is such a staple of American cuisine that it is celebrated at hundreds of restaurants, large and small. The burger business as a whole is worth $40 billion! Every year on September 18, there is even a National Cheeseburger Day. Sure, going out for a burger is nice now and again, but a cheeseburger is so simple to prepare at home that it pays to experiment with different cheese and condiment combinations that will save you money while still tasting wonderful since you created it.
Begin with a traditional cheese
The cheese is, of course, the secret to a delicious cheeseburger! Choose a great, from-the-farm, genuine dairy cheese from any grocery, online cheese store, or speciality food store throughout the country instead of the American slice.
Beginning with the basics, a cheeseburger can be made with Cheddar, Swiss, or blue cheese.
Cheddar cheese is one of the most popular cheeseburger aids since it offers a cheeseburger a good “tang” and robust flavour. Cheddar cheese comes in various mild to intense flavours, depending on whether it’s white or yellow (or aged). Young (mild) Cheddars often melt the finest. Save the sharp vintage Cheddars that have been matured four years or more for your gourmet cheese and cracker dish.
Swiss cheese is another extremely melting cheese that goes especially well with bacon or sautéed mushrooms, like in the famous Mushroom Swiss Burger. This nutty, buttery cheese has a unique yet mellow flavour that makes it an excellent addition to a burger. Traditional Swiss, also known as Emmentaler, has a stronger taste profile than Baby Swiss, but, like with Cheddars, the top-shelf matured stuff is best saved for the cheese plate. Baby Swiss is matured for a shorter period and has a more mild, buttery taste.
This pleasantly spicy and exceptionally creamy cheese makes a cheeseburger delectable, whether “stuffed” inside a burger or melted on top. Many luxury steakhouses put blue cheese and high-end bacon (such as Nueske’s from Wisconsin) on their burgers because the combination offers one of the richest hamburger flavours available. The “Black and Blue” burger is a classic, with a ground beef patty blackened with Cajun flavour and crumbled blue cheese on top. Because a little goes a long way, the amount of blue cheese you use on the burger should be determined by how much you enjoy it.
Use your imagination when it comes to cheese selections.
Expand your cheeseburger options to include some unusual speciality cheeses since there are hundreds to pick from. Melted on a standard hamburger, all of these cheeses are delicious. However, if you want to go the additional mile, try the recipes below, highlighting the finest of these cheeses over juicy gourmet burgers.
Brie cheese is a soft cow’s milk cheese that originated in France and is sometimes served on a cheese board or wrapped in puff pastry for an exquisite starter. A cheeseburger topped with melted Brie cheese, like in this Bacon Brie cheeseburger dish from culinary blogger countrycleaver.com, is excellent.
It’s no wonder that Gouda cheese, a classic Dutch cheese currently manufactured by several cheesemakers in the United States, is one of the world’s most popular cheeses. It comes in a red wax rind and is creamy and mild…and it makes a fantastic hamburger. In this dish from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Gouda is coupled with a tangy chimichurri sauce.
Monterey Jack is a kind of jackfruit native to the
Jack is one of the finest cheeses for melting, which is ideal for a sloppy cheeseburger. Its mild flavour also makes it a good match for vital ingredients, like Bobby Flay’s dish. Season your ground beef with Mexican or Italian spices, then top with Jack cheese. Use jalapeno or habanero Jack cheese if you want to amp up the heat.
Cheese made from goats
If you’re looking for the ideal cheeseburger, don’t be scared to stray from the cow’s milk road. Montrachet, a soft goat’s milk cheese (chèvre), gives a deliciously creamy taste to the grilled meat. Consider a mixed-milk cheese made with goat, sheep, and cow milk for extra complexity. If you’re using one of these great cheeses, skip the ketchup and go for the gourmet option of caramelised onions or handmade onion jam instead.
In Paradise, a Cheeseburger
Jimmy Buffett’s song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” from his 1978 album Son of Son of a Sailor was tremendous. Buffett has stated that he ate a cheeseburger in the Virgin Islands after experiencing boat problems and not eating well for days before docking. Buffett states in the song that he wants his burger “medium rare with Muenster…” Muenster cheese, melted over a cooked hamburger, is rather nice. Shea Goldstein (Dixie Chik Cooks), a popular food blogger, made a simple Sriracha Muenster Burger since Muenster cheese is one of her faves.
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Some consider cheeseburgers to be the ultimate comfort meal. In our opinion, anything with a lot of melted cheese qualifies as comfort food. Hundreds of cheese-laden photos for original dishes and imitation burgers from famous restaurants appear when you search for “cheeseburger” on Pinterest. Even Bacon Cheeseburger Eggrolls get their section!
Don’t forget the cheese on your search for the finest burgers in America.