Why Does Cheese Taste Better When It's Melted?
Fondue, grilled cheese, nachos, mac and cheese -- dishes with melted, gooey cheese are some of the most popular. So, why the love for melted cheese? Our verdict: it's awesome! Turns out, science has a more specific answer (but it's still awesome).
It’s largely about how it feels in the mouth. Once a piece of cheddar has been heated to around 150°F, the matrix of milk proteins that provide its structure begins to break down, and the cheese takes on a creamy texture that many people find appealing.