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American Cheese

Hate to love it or love to hate it? We slice through the stigma surrounding American cheese.

Published June 1, 2015

What You Need To Know

American cheese is polarizing. A good American cheese is mild, but not bland, and melts like a dream in grilled cheese sandwiches and atop burgers. But in this age of slow food, plastic-wrapped cheese slices have become a symbol of hyperprocessing. Could we find a product that we actually liked?

To find out, we asked 21 America’s Test Kitchen staffers to sample seven nationally a...