If Cheddar and American were running for office, I’d join the Cheddar campaign. I like its sharp flavor; the only downside is the melt factor. Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches take longer to cook, and you can forget stovetop mac-and-cheese. (See 7 Ways With Cheddar for more cheesy inspirations.)
My new favorite came way of the DH, when he picked up Sharp American Land O Lakes pre-sliced cheese at the store last week. At my first melting, it was a hit. It’s a Cheddar/American hybrid with all the sharpness of Cheddar with the creamy goodness of American. I tried it with macaroni with absolute success–didn’t even have to add milk.
So the next time you’re at the store, trying to decide between the myriad of cheese options … mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, finely shredded cheddar, low-fat cheddar … give Sharp American a try. Wins my vote.