The Anatomy of the Cheeseburger
18 September 2019

The Anatomy of the Cheeseburger

Do you know the best way to create the perfect cheeseburger? It may look simple, but being meticulous about balancing tastes and textures will leave your customers wanting more. Learn more about the anatomy of the perfect cheeseburger here.

For most burger pros, making the perfect cheeseburger is a process of trial and error. Of tweaking recipes and combining ingredients until the result is just right. Whether your shooting for a gourmet style burger or traditional bun and patty cheeseburger, most chefs agree that the key to success is getting the combination of tastes and textures right. Here’s a few guidelines that will be helpful to keep in mind, when developing new delicious burgers for your menu.

Explore the textures of a cheeseburger

A cheeseburger should contain a range of textures, both complementary and contrasting, to make each bite interesting and fulfilling.

Explore the tastes of a cheeseburger

Getting the textures right is one thing. Combining tastes to make your customers’ taste buds sing is another. By covering all 5 basic tastes in your burger, you ensure a balanced and flavorful experience that will leave your customers wanting more.

Cheese adds flavour

Cheese provides umami taste to your burger, but depending on your choice of cheese it can also add secondary flavours like salty (cheddar), sour (gouda), sweet (emmentaler) or bitter (blue cheese).

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Burger cheeses with great flavour impact

Your choice of cheese in your cheeseburger can greatly impact the flavour profile and texture of your burger creation. That’s why you need to carefully pick out the right cheese – and we have listed some of our favourites below.

Arla Pro Mature Cheddar Cheese Slices 1kg

Arla Pro Mature Cheddar Cheese Slices 1kg

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Key benefits:

  • Strong and sweet complimenting flavour
  • Pre-sliced for consistent portion control
  • A natural upgrade for classic burgers

Castello Burger Blue Cheese Slices 125g

Castello Burger Blue Cheese Slices 125g

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Key benefits:

  • Great visual appeal
  • Pre-sliced for consistent portion control
  • Holds texture once heated

Dive deeper into the burger realm

If you’re longing for even more knowledge and inspiration about burger creation, then you can find useful insights and great tips in our Burger Insights Guide. Download the full guide here.

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