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There Are Actually Rules For How You Should Melt Cheese

Or, so the Huffington Post says. They are definitely right that certain cheeses melt more smoothly and evenly than others — we’ve referred to these cheeses as “melters” before. They’re also right that while some cheeses, like mozzarella, melt well, they develop a stringy texture you might not want depending on what you’re melting the cheese for. To make sure you buy the right kind of melting cheese for your pleasure, whether it be pizza, grilled cheese, or something else, consult the list below.

Once you’ve got yourself the right kind of cheese, you have to treat it nicely. Even the best cheese for melting can go wrong if thrown into too fierce of a fire. (The temperature shock can cause the fat to separate from the solids.) To ensure success, bring the cheese to room temperature, shred it before melting, and use low heat.

Read more on the Huffington Post

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.