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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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Becca Haley-Park

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Rebecca Haley-Park is an assistant editor for culture: the word on cheese, and is responsible for all the delicious content on our Facebook page and Twitter feed. When not writing for the magazine you can find her creating cocktail recipes and pairing them with cheese.

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