Monday, June 29, 2015

Who Cut the Cheese? Be Super Cheesy This BBQ Season

By Dru Chai

Most BBQ enthusiasts don't immediately think of cheese when smoking meats. But when it comes to grilling, there's nothing better than slapping on a slice of cheese on a burger patty and watching it melt and ooze away. Recently, I had the chance to try out some swiss and gruyere cheese from Emmi USA.

Both cheeses are similar in that both have a very distinct "nutty" (hold the chuckle) flavor, especially with the swiss cheese. Gruyere also has that nutty flavor, but more on the sweet and salty side. Both cheeses are the perfect compliment for beef burgers because the cheese cuts the fatty beef flavor -- hopefully you're using 80/20 ground beef (80% beef, 20% fat).

Over the weekend, I threw some homemade beef patties on the grill and assembled a monster cheeseburger with all of the classic ingredients like lettuce, tomato, and pickles. I added a fried egg in there too, just for good measure. For my burger, I went with gruyere and could taste the cheese with every bite of the burger.

Swiss and gruyere are cheeses with bold flavors that can stand up to burgers that pack a punch with strong ingredients like bacon, caramelized onions, or chopped jalapeƱos. So if you're ready to ditch the boring American cheese for some cheese that'll elevate your burger or sandwich game, check out some of these Emmi USA sandwich and burger recipes.

Buy Emmi USA cheese products from Amazon.