Good burger cheese

What is a good burger cheese to use

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  • June 12, 2013
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Monita
Monita June 12, 2013

Cheddar is a really good cheese for a burger

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HalfPint
HalfPint June 12, 2013

Gruyere
Muenster
Comte
Pepperjack

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aargersi
aargersi June 12, 2013

depends on the burger I think - cheddar, blue cheese, I am super fond of spring pecorino ... what ever cheese YOU like is a good cheese for a burger!

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pierino
pierino June 12, 2013

At the upper end of the cheese scale, a really good cheddar, stilton or Spanish valdeon.
Guilty pleasure category; Kraft Singles are a really good melting cheese. You are not going to get a big cheese spike in flavor but it works.

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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour June 12, 2013

I'm a huge blue cheese on burgers fan!! It's all melty and tangy, and deeeelicious.

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sdebrango
sdebrango June 12, 2013

Love blue cheese on burgers!!

Pegeen
Pegeen June 12, 2013

Blue cheese... make a big indent with your thumb, press in a hunk of blue cheese and mold the burger around it.

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amysarah
amysarah June 12, 2013

Blue cheese is my hands down favorite too. But we make guac burgers a lot in the summer (exactly what it sounds like) - for that, it's got to be cheddar.

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darksideofthespoon
darksideofthespoon June 12, 2013

Cheese curds for us. Squeaky quebec cheese curds.

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amysarah
amysarah June 12, 2013

Interesting. The cheese curds I've eaten don't melt (like Haloumi.) But my experience with them wasn't poutine in Quebec, but in Wisconsin where you eat them deep fried with a beer, usually in a bar (with the Badgers on TV.)

sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 12, 2013

Jealous of the cheese curds. Miss poutine!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 12, 2013

Agree with preference, I enjoy Land of Lakes White American sliced at the deli counter.

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darksideofthespoon
darksideofthespoon June 12, 2013

Never heard of deep fried curds! I love them smothered over a burger, they partially melt and still have a really nice texture. Poutine is amazing, if you haven't tried it & have access to curds - do give it a go!

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amysarah
amysarah June 12, 2013

Yes, I've had the pleasure of Poutine, in Montreal actually. But deep fried are pretty ubiquitous in WI - bar food, like deep fried mozzarella or zucchini, but squeakier. They soften up in the middle, but never get totally melty.

ChefJune
ChefJune June 12, 2013

Really good blue cheese is my favorite for burgers, unless I've got Comte, or Humboldt Fog. the best burger cheese is the one YOU like best. And actually, my favorite burgers are cheeseless!

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 12, 2013

I've been looking for fresh cheese curds for years in CT. I survive however with a decent indulgence of home made fries with brown gravy or back in NY at the diner.. Grew up with it and once I tasted all the fun variations in Montreal and Quebec, I was so happy!

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amysarah
amysarah June 12, 2013

You can buy them at Murray's, if you get into the city or online: http://www.murrayscheese.com/cheese-curds-1.html But it also occurs to me that since there's a lot of cheese made in NY state (cheddar, etc.) like WI, there ought to be some local ones too (?) Sorry so off topic....hooray for cheeseburgers!

bigpan
bigpan June 12, 2013

One word answer - Stilton.
Put a chunk inside the patties and let it melt in.

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petitbleu
petitbleu June 12, 2013

I love how many responses there are to this question--it really struck a chord! We love blue cheese--the stronger the better--good cheddar, or gruyere on burgers.

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WileyP
WileyP June 14, 2013

Depends on what else you are going to put on or near the burger. Every cheese listed thus far is a good one to use. Here in New Mexico, though, it's good ol' American cheese on our classic green chile cheeseburgers!

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