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Apr 17, 2007 01:45 AM

What Type of Cheese to Pair with Burgers?

Wondering what type of cheese people prefer in their homemade burgers. I'm leaning towards blue cheese

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  1. One of my favorite way to eat a burger is with some Stilton cheese on top,
    add thinly sliced red onion, let & tomato.

    Oh, and I put some of Stonewall Kitchen's roasted garlic jam on the roll.


      1. grafton village cheddar. i like to stuff it inside the burger with caramelized onions and sauteed portabella mushrooms, or put it on top of the burger with a big fresh slice of beefsteak tomato when they're actually in season.
        i also love the blue cheese. two weeks ago i made a burger with a slice, not crumbled, but a slice of blue cheese on the bottom bun, a few pieces of pancetta, then topped with the burger, then topped with slow roasted tomatoes and basil leaves, then topped with the top (grilled) bun. it was one of those meals where i am forcefully reminded of why i will never end up being vegan.

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        1. re: ginqueen

          I like grilled onions and pepper jack cheese.

        2. I have tried many cheeses over the years and keep coming back to Land O Lakes White American. I went through a Swiss phase for a while. I find it more important for my favorite home burger to slowly sautee some onions to get them golden. I start the onions about 20-30 minutes before i start the burgers, and cook slowly. Then some Heinz ketchup and it's a happy Jfood. BTW - gotta use chuck, and please do not squeeze the burger with the spatula.

          1. My personal preference is white american.
            My second favorite is a knob of boursin placed inside the burger before it's cooked. Kind of a little surprise when you eat it.
            Third fave - cheddar. But only if I'm doing a burger with bacon and BBQ sauce.

            4 Replies
            1. re: QueenB

              Goat cheese and vidalia onion with ketchup.

              1. re: QueenB

                I can always count on QB. I forgot the bacon, OMG it makes a burger go from an 8 to a 10 an the Jfood scale. Thanks again QB.

                1. re: jfood

                  Bacon makes (just about) everything better, jfood!

                  1. re: QueenB

                    I used to work with a lot of Muslims, and I was always thinking, how in the world would you live without bacon?! Such an important flavor in Southern cooking :)