: What makes one cheese better than another for melting?
Higher fat, higher moisture, and younger (rather than more aged) cheeses are best for melting. For these reasons, low-fat and fat-free cheeses do not melt well. Older cheeses are drier and will require a higher temperature to melt. Grating or shredding cheese will give a better texture when melted because it will melt at a more even rate throughout – perfect for grilled cheese.
Top Melters at Larry’s Market:
- Marieke Gouda
- Hook’s Three Year Sharp Cheddar (best for grilled cheese)
- Sartori Cheese MontAmoré (fantastic for mac ’n’ cheese)