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10 Recipes That Prove You Should Eat More Melted Cheese

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

 

Khachapuri

 

Tomato and Cream Cheese Turnover

 

Seadas 

 

Or just go a little over the top:

Mac and Cheese

 

Fried Goat Cheese with Honey and Black Pepper