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Why Young Cheese Melts Better Than Aged Cheese

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 former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.