Here's our top 10 list of cheeses that are the absolute best for melting, plus the recipes we love to use them in.
An all-American cheese, Colby is firm but mild-flavored and creamy.
This Danish easy-melting cheese has a mild aroma and flavor with hints of butter and sweetness.
Swiss is best known for its predominant holey appearance, but also for its nutty flavor and soft texture.
Like a cross between Havarti and Swiss, this cheese is buttery and mellow.
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A firm cheese, Monterey and other Jack cheeses are creamy and fresh tasting.
Full of complex flavors, rich Muenster is soft yet savory with an underlying tang.
This Italian cheese has a creamy, well-rounded flavor. Slices are ideal for melting.
Smoked Gouda has a robust flavor yet remains smooth and supple enough to melt.
The older the Cheddar, the sharper it tastes. Choose at least a medium-aged Cheddar.
Reach for this pungent speckled cheese when you want a core of bold flavor.