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02/21/2014 09:13 am ET | Updated Feb 21, 2014

15 Recipes You Are Not Using Enough Muenster Cheese In

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I came to love Muenster cheese in the way I came to love a lot of foods -- because of my dad. By some hereditary genetic superiority (or flaw, or whatever you want to call it) I pretty much refused to eat anything but grilled cheese for breakfast for most of my young life. My dad, as the only morning person in the house, was charged with making roughly 3,000 breakfast grilled cheeses for me from ages 4 to 10. He would grill me a cheese, then sit down at the table with me, a newspaper, his black coffee and a hunk of whatever cheese was leftover from the morning's sandwich. More often than not, that cheese was Muenster. Whether that was because I liked it best or he liked it best will have to remain a mystery.

I know some of you think that Muenster cheese is rubbery, tasteless, boring supermarket cheese not worth a second thought. I know some of you are crying out, "BUT YOU MUST TRY TRUE AUTHENTIC MUNSTER CHEESE." (I have, and I think we both know they have very little to do with one another.) I am here today to tell you that you are wrong, and that you've been missing out on 15 opportunities to put more Muenster cheese on everything.

  • 1 Grilled Cheeses
    Felix Rios/500px
    The Muenster cheese grilled cheese is the best grilled cheese. That is all.
  • 2 Baked Potatoes
    John Scott via Getty Images
    Do you know what this is missing? Muenster cheese. A lot of it.
  • 3 Chicken Parm
    Richard Fernandez/500px
    This is how The Palm does it, and you do not f**k with The Palm.
  • 4 Scalloped Potatoes
    Annabelle Breakey via Getty Images
    We usually need to breathe into a paper bag every time we see this photo. Now just imagine that that's Muenster cheese.
  • 5 Stuffed Shells
    Pip & Ebby
    Sorry, did you say something? I was thinking about Muenster cheese.

    Get the Four Cheese Stuffed Shells recipe from Pip & Ebby
  • 6 Turkey Sandwiches
    Roy Hsu via Getty Images
    This sandwich is almost perfect -- it just needs the saltiness of Muenster cheese.
  • 7 Baked Ziti
    Hot, bubbly, browned Muenster cheese? Count me in.
  • 8 Fondue
    Miss in the Kitchen
    Who says Muenster can't be classy?

    Get the Spicy Beer Cheese Fondue recipe from Miss in the Kitchen
  • 9 Fried Cheese
    Lauri Patterson via Getty Images
    But with Muenster cheese. Yeah, let that one sink in.
  • 10 Cheeseburgers
    Roger Kisby via Getty Images
    The only way this could be improved is by adding Muenster cheese.
  • 11 Mac & Cheese
    Annie's Eats
    No, seriously, you can do everything with Muenster.

    Get the Muenster Mac and Cheese recipe from Annie's Eats
  • 12 Quesadillas
    Camilo Morales via Getty Images
    Prepare yourselves for the perfect cheese strings that will appear when you cut through a Muenster cheese quesadilla.
  • 13 Tuna Melt
    stu_spivack/Flickr
    Yeah, cheddar's fine. But Muenster is next-level.
  • 14 Bacon, Egg And Cheeses
    stu_spivack/Flickr
    You will not regret eating Muenster cheese for breakfast.
  • 15 SOUFFLES??
    NourishingCook/Flickr
    OMG, PLEASE TRY THIS AND TELL ME HOW GOOD IT IS.

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