Everything You Need to Know About the Classic Cheeseburger

The American classic, the cheeseburger! Yum!!


It was in 1934 that the term cheeseburger was first coined, on the menu at Kaelin’s restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky. They topped a patty with American cheese in the hopes of adding a “new tang to the hamburger,” and this now-classic staple would soon appear everywhere from diners to backyards, all across the U.S. Over the years, the cheeseburger has morphed from its humble origins—sometimes so much that the folks at Kaelin’s probably wouldn’t recognize it as the same dish. Restaurants love to experiment with various toppings and condiments, from sautéed mushrooms and crispy onions to aioli and pickle relish, to transform the traditional cheeseburger into something new. At the core, however, the cheeseburger always relies on a ground beef base and gooey cheese topping.

While there are countless ways to top a burger, its most important that you choose the cheese that YOU like! You like blue cheese? Go for it! Are you gaga for Gouda? Have at it. The options are endless.

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