When it comes to American cheese, everyone, it seems, has an opinion. At once it is an unhealthy Frankenfood, and another example of greedy food companies poisoning our once-pure diets, but, politics and health be damned, it's also simply the best ever to melt on a burger.
Haters tend to hate in volume and quantity, loudly and lengthily explaining all the nuanced evils of the fake, imposter cheese. But us lovers, well, we're usually too busy enjoying nachos and grilled cheese sandwiches to be bothered by naysayers.
And that right there is where I step in. I believe American cheese is not only fascinating but also a delicious, even essential part of all sorts of meals. It deserves a proper defense, and so today, a proper defense is what it will get.
From what I've gathered, the myriad volleys against American cheese can be summed up into three main arguments:
1) American cheese isn't even real cheese
2) American cheese is unhealthy
3) American cheese tastes boring/like nothing