The Best American Cheese For Melting
Okay, okay -- so American "cheese" isn't real cheese, but you've got to give it props for its melting abilities, especially with grilling season in full swing. Burger, anyone?
We blind-tasted nine different brands of yellow American cheese, taking special care to note each one's properties after being melted. Though there weren't drastic differences in flavor, their textures ranged from creamy to rubbery and even plasticky. We had strict guidelines in terms of testing only those "cheese foods" labeled as "American cheese." We didn't test slices labeled as "cheddar flavored" (such as the popular Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Singles).