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Why Young Cheese Melts Better Than Aged Cheese

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It’s pretty much common knowledge in the cheese world that younger cheeses tend to be better melters, but do you know why? If so, you’re in luck — America’s Test Kitchen has the answer you’ve been looking for. Watch the video below to learn the science behind melting cheese.

Love melted cheese—on pizza, cheeseburgers, or in a grilled cheese sandwich? See the chemistry behind why some cheeses melt better than others.


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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's senior editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she now lives and works in Boston.

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