With summer in full swing, it’s time to crank up the grill and invite over all your friends and family for an epic Southern cookout. Whether it’s a 4th of July celebration or a Labor Day bash, the warm summer months have a way of bringing people together, and Southern folks would never miss an opportunity to enjoy some delicious, homemade cuisine.
No doubt hotdogs, potato salad, and French fries will make an appearance, but the star of cookout day is the cheeseburger. It’s an American classic, and there are few things more comforting in this world than a perfectly prepared and wonderfully juicy cheeseburger.
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There’s just one problem. With an endless supply of cheeses to decide between, how could you possibly choose which one should top off your burger? Is tangy cheddar, creamy feta, or flavorful Swiss the best option? Here’s the honest answer: it completely depends on your taste. If you want a classic and dependable cheese, go with American. For a modern, funky flavor blue cheese is the way to go. Nevertheless, if you’re the one hosting the cookout, be sure to have several cheese options to accommodate all the guests.
You didn’t think we’d keep our favorite cheese a secret, did you? While the choice is ultimately up to you, we think there is a clear winner when it comes to enhancing your cheeseburger: pepper jack. The tasty cheese melts incredibly easily, making it perfect for a burger. Of course, the best part is the spicy flakes that’ll bring a bit of a kick to every bite you take. And, what Southerner doesn’t love some spice in their life? Top it off with pickled jalapeños, caramelized onions, and guacamole for an unbelievably tasty southwestern burger.
Top off your next burger with pepper jack cheese. We have a feeling you may never go back to classic American.