06/25/2015 01:25 pm ET | Updated Jun 25, 2016

10 Recipes That Prove You Should Eat More Melted Cheese


We probably don't need to remind you about the merits of melted cheese (right? The gooeyness. The gooeyness!). We think it's the sunniest part of any cheese plate, the best layer on a tray of nachos, a requisite on burgers. Heck, we even like cheese that has been melted, then cooled, then re-melted

We don't think you should ever need an excuse to melt cheese—but if you're looking for a sign...

Make crispy-edged, melty-centered sandwiches:

Gabrielle Hamilton's Grilled Cheese


Pimento Grilled Cheese


For good measure, cover some vegetables with it:

Kale gratin


Roasted red peppers with goat cheese


Or fold it into a flaky pastry:

Focaccia di Recco




Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnover




Or just go a little over the top:

Mac and Cheese


Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper