Do you like cheese? It’s all about The American Cheese! 🧀

Samuel Otuc and Leonardo Aguilar

Cheese has come a long way. From the very first cheese, to the latest one that we’ve created. There are many different and unique types in this world. There are more than 1,800 different types of cheese in the world! This clearly means that there are many different flavors to try, but this month celebrates American cheese.

American cheese comes in the plastic wrapper and is often in squares. It is mostly common and used in cheeseburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. But there are many more ways that you can use it. The possibilities are ENDLESS! Like most cheese, this type is made from milk. Almost all cheeses are made from milk. American cheese is made up of different types of cheeses, including cheddar cheese, washed curd cheese, Colby cheese, and granular cheese. This cheese is very special in its own ways.

American cheese was first developed in Switzerland back in 1911. “Walter Gerber and Fritz Stettler are the creators of American cheese. They heated up emmental — a hard, Swiss cheese — with sodium citrate in an attempt to create a cheese with a longer-standing shelf life. Not only did the addition of the sodium citrate achieve their goals, it also made for a smoother, velvet-like cheese.” Many other people experimented with a similar process by trying to make the cheese melty. “American cheese is a coveted melt as well as helped maintain its freshness.” These experiments were the ones that created this amazing type of cheese. But what food will go best with American cheese?

Although there are many foods where American cheese is involved. There is obviously the grilled cheese sandwich, and the cheese burger. These two are very known and they consist of American cheese. It is also used in omelets, quesadillas, topping for chili, and french fries. It is also used in casseroles such as macaroni and cheese.

American Cheese is celebrated to commemorate the spread awareness concerning the growing variety of American cheese available. Originally, this was taken place in the month of August. But in 2019, it was moved to May to support people who make cheese better. And will continue celebrating it for a long time.

American cheese is one of the favorites of many people, in fact, it is one of the most popular cheeses in America; why do you think it is called the “American cheese.” Although, there are cheeses besides the American that are also yummy, like Italian cheeses; Fontina d’Aosta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and many more.

Here is a fun fact, did you know that American Cheese doesn’t really come from cows? In fact, they come from other animals like goats and other animals. This is a very interesting fact. Many people make this amazing creation out of anything or any animal that can make milk. Anyways, American cheese is a special cheese used even in other countries besides the United States. Have you ever wondered where cheese comes from? Well now you know. So the next time you buy cheese. Make sure it’s American cheese.