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Ready to Melt: How to Make American Cheese — America's Test Kitchen

Do you have a secret love for American cheese, perhaps in a melty grilled cheese sandwich or on a diner-style cheeseburger? The folks at America's Test Kitchen have figured out how to make a block of that mild and familiar cheese from scratch, without any weird additives or preservatives.
  • Brenda

    Is there anything America's Test Kitchen can't do? Homemade American cheese - perfect for grilled cheese or (mm) queso.

  • Kathryn Sesser

    PURER PROCESS: How to make your own American cheese without all the gross chemicals ... And the recipe is by a member of "America's Test Kitchen." I may have to try this one day, as I am sure it makes amazing grilled cheese.

  • Lydia Marie Geisendorfer

    I love America's Test Kitchen! They would come up with a great recipe like homemade Velveeta! :)

  • Carole Powell

    How to make your own Velveeta without all the gross chemicals ~American cheese is more like a cheese ball than a traditional cheese. Instead of starting with milk and rennet, as you would with most other types of cheese, America's Test Kitchen uses grated Colby cheese, gelatin and hot milk, which are mixed together in the food processor until smooth and then pressed into a small loaf pan. After chilling in the fridge for a few hours, the result is "a soft but sliceable cheese that oozes gently when heated."

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