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What's your favorite cheese to put on garlic bread?

I make garlic bread fairly regularly, and it's about time for me to change it up. I thought cheesy garlic bread would be nice for a change. What is your favorite cheese to use for cheesy bread?

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  1. Shredded cheddar - a nice 3-type blend of WI, NY,and NH cheddars, or a simple WI one. But cheese preferences are so personal I'd say "whichever one is YOUR favorite".

    I much prefer shredded to sliced, for ease of bite w/o risk of pulling off all the cheese at once and also for better mix of the garlic and cheese topping flavors.

    1. If I just want a rich nutty flavor, I go with a light sprinkling of microplaned good quality Parmigiano-Reggiano. If I want melted gooeyness, I go with a whole milk mozzarella. None of that part-skim nonsense for me.

      1. Shredded cheddar mixed with grated Parmesan.

        1. Comte makes a great cheese bread for onion soup....though I usually just toast bread and rub raw garlic on it, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with Kosher salt.

          1. Oh, melty Fontina. The flavor is great, and I really like the texture of Fontina melted.

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            1. re: cayjohan

              I made pizza last night with a blend of whole milk mozzarella and fontina - it was truly fantastic. I think this will be my go-to pizza cheese from now on.