We’re cooking out tonight — we are on the cusp of the Fourth of July, you know — and we’ve got cheeseburgers on the menu. The meat is ground chuck, to ensure a decent amount of fat and sizzle, and the cheese is American cheese. Anything else would be misguided, and arguably unpatriotic, too.
What is American cheese, exactly? Beats me, but it’s probably some combination of multiple different kinds of cheese, as befits our melting pot country. And speaking of melting, no cheese does it better than good old American cheese.
I’m a cheese lover, and I wouldn’t ever put American cheese on my cheese plate. But on a burger, there’s really nothing better.