How To Make American Cheese At Home! EASY! (Processed Cheese)

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    trvanie: 9:56

    "American Cheese" is cheese that has been processed for a creamier texture and better meltability. This recipe is super easy and you end up with a great, creamy, melty cheese... That is mostly cheese!
    For two pounds you will need:
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon (3 teaspoons... Same thing) powdered gelatin
    24 ounces Colby Cheese (Longhorn Cheddar)
    2 tablespoons WHOLE powdered milk. www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0099XI58S/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0099XI58S&linkCode=as2&tag=regrvi-20&linkId=a930ee302a1cf75866452d1fc92b359a&th=1
    2 teaspoons salt
    1/4 teaspoon cream of tatar
    1 1/4 cup whole milk
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Justin Jahn
Justin Jahn

the problem with this video is you don't compare your cheese with the cheese that some people complain about, that cheese some people think is not real.

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Josh Martin
Josh Martin

this ain't it cheif

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Baeldona IO
Baeldona IO

I need to make this

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Courtney Ross
Courtney Ross

Make a Whataburger patty melt

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Jeff Stanley
Jeff Stanley

I think an improvement for those of us without a slicer would be to use a longer lower form such as 2 x 4 x 8 is the same volume as 4 x 4 x 4. Your slicer was bogging down even with soft American cheese. It would really struggle with real cheddar. I am glad to have found this video as I like cheese of all kinds and could see me making this. Even an 8 x 4 x 4 pan would work, it just would not fill it to the top. Thinner American cheese is easier to slice and the "large cheese knife" on Amazon will slice even American cheese cleanly. https://www.amazon.com/Fairchild-Tech-lkt-Large-Cheese/dp/B002QFV8JY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1538855869&sr=8-3&keywords=large+cheese+knife Thanx

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BBQ For Beginners UK
BBQ For Beginners UK

Wowza, interesting ! This is fun!

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Kaspars Rozentals
Kaspars Rozentals

is cream of tartar really important?

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Spaide man
Spaide man

consumer american processed cheese has only 40% cheese, and your cheese volume didn't doubled, so its not correct.

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quint0nJ
quint0nJ

So....to make cheese..I need yo buy cheese?

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ماريا منص
ماريا منص

So wonderful,I've been looking for long time.THAK YOU SO MUCH. رائع شكرا جزيلا.

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Chris Goetz
Chris Goetz

So how can we make money from the stupid Americans? Let’s water down our cheese and call it America cheese, they won’t know the difference.

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Random Third World Dude
Random Third World Dude

Im wondering how much time does it last?

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Jorge Diaz
Jorge Diaz

what to do if i dont have cream of tartar

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Mieke Soraya
Mieke Soraya

Thanks for the recipe, I love it 😍

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psychedelic souljam
psychedelic souljam

I'm hungry

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ZeeC
ZeeC

Make such cheese from scratch ..

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Lill Tedla
Lill Tedla

😡😡😦😦😦😞😞😞😞

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Ludwig Heuer
Ludwig Heuer

From South Africa. Thanks for this. Going to try it tonight

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Christian stiltner
Christian stiltner

I used to make american cheese with a similar recipe until i discovered sodium citrate. Its a game changer. I will never go back to anything else

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imaflightsimmer
imaflightsimmer

I just buy mine from the store

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Bjørn
Bjørn

Making cheese using cheese as an ingredient...

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Melbaby Gregory
Melbaby Gregory

yummy.Ive been saying a burger has to have cheese..Now Im seeing This video from you.Thanks.Love you..hope your wife doesnt mind. lol!

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AllaMortify
AllaMortify

I shall have to try making this with Mexicana cheese (an equivalent of Pepper Jack sold in the UK). They do sell it in slices, but it doesn't melt properly and lacks the all important gooeyness.

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Matthew Gerwin
Matthew Gerwin

I was looking for a "healthier option for American cheese" and this was "guda" to watch and learn. Thank you for the vid. Disregard all the cheese snobs below, I don't get what their cheesy comments are trying to accomplish. 😆

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Kris w
Kris w

I learned something new thanks a lot man ! awesome! neat videos

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Lazaro Monteagudo
Lazaro Monteagudo

Great Video, I like your style.

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Caffeinated Poison
Caffeinated Poison

People are so stupid. He is *processing* the cheese. Not making it from scratch. He is turning the cheese into an emulsion. Which is a food that has its fat and water mixed together. This changes the cheeses texture and properties completely. It melts better and mixes into both water and fat. Regular cheese wont do that on its own. Try mixing regular cheese with water and you just get a disgusting mess.

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CA 14
CA 14

American cheese makes our country look bad ..

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ARIDO VISION
ARIDO VISION

Maestro!!!!!

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Con Artist
Con Artist

Why is the gelatin necessary?

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freedomowns
freedomowns

But why?

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TheIdiotChallenge
TheIdiotChallenge

oooooor you could just use medium or mild cheese and not bother with extra ingredients lol. Step 1, open cheese, step 2 slice cheese, step 3 eat.

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

I get the point you are trying to convey here. The truth is... ( I know you're not going to agree with this and that is fine) American cheese is pretty much the standard on many of the #1 burgers in the US. ((Good)) American cheese is creamy, very mild and does not separate like other cheeses do when it melts.

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Sam Choraziak
Sam Choraziak

One question, why bother with kosher salt when most gelatin is made from pig fat? I doubt its truly kosher or halal.

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

My use of kosher salt (and most chefs use of kosher salt) has nothing to do with my religion. I'm not jewish. It has everything to do with its pure flavor and perfect texture. "Table salt" is cleaned with chemicals and has iodine and anti-caking agents added. I can taste that kind of metallic flavor and I don't like how fine the crystals are. If I'm not using kosher, I use sea salt.

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twitchster77
twitchster77

Needs more bacon!

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Mobius Trip
Mobius Trip

Great recipe, only thing you left out was lecithin.

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Luis Ibarra
Luis Ibarra

google search: make grilled cheese sandwich youtube search: make american cheese youtube search: how to make colby cheese i give up

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Sewn Masden
Sewn Masden

Wonding if could do video on seasoning. Most common and ur favor and what u use for, I can cook but not stong on seasoning

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sgfarah
sgfarah

Make a RAMLY BURGER!!

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Focke Wulf
Focke Wulf

Fight fire with fire. Make cheese with cheese.

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williejames huff
williejames huff

Gelatin in cheese that’s gross why make it even more processed ??

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The Hungry Hussey
The Hungry Hussey

Well, I'll be! Never knew you can make American cheese. Much better probably! Thanks Greg! Love your channel and videos.

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Alessio M
Alessio M

I studied food science for more than 3 years and I can tell you that fats, any type, (the ones on palm oil, cheese meat etc) except palm seed oil are very important to your diet, I have seen diets that removes fats in order to decrease calories and choleterol, which is extremely disappointing, you have to decrease ldl production in the liver, the cholesterol is very important to our cells only too much ldl transported cholesterol can harm you, I can personally suggest to avoid fruit to reduce fructose, and add more simple sugar to the carbs rate. And if someone finds this comment wrong, please reconsider your perception of wrong and right otherwise if you can prove that this is wrong i would like to learn more from reliable sources.

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Lee-Shah
Lee-Shah

Thank you this is awesome and I’m gonna be trying it w/many flavors of my favorite cheese👍🏻

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Marco Franchetti
Marco Franchetti

Why don’t you try to make ex sharp provolone home made

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chemmii
chemmii

Is the cheese you process at room temperature while you break it down and then add the hot milk mixture?

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TruthDecay
TruthDecay

To complicated

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Cruise For Life
Cruise For Life

Showing us how to make it, man you just rock.

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Diet Lord
Diet Lord

We need a socialist system to lower the price of milk

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Spanky
Spanky

Diet Lord if you can't afford to pay 1.98 a gallon there is a problem mate

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THEREALSHOWBBQ
THEREALSHOWBBQ

Man! That look great. Sub'd to your channel. Please consider subscribing to my channel. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving

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Latrell Smith
Latrell Smith

MIND BLOWN!! Great vid.

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dvTwo
dvTwo

Love it!

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RunningFox
RunningFox

American cheese...! It's mostly cheese!

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Jen Marie
Jen Marie

WOW, i have to try this, and soo simple.

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Justin
Justin

Great video Greg!!! Do you have a recommendation or link to purchase a dependable meat slicer

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BANJO BBQ
BANJO BBQ

Very nice 👍. Love the show

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Black Eagle
Black Eagle

cool recipe now i can make my own "Schmelzkäse in deutsch " at home next year i try make real cheese

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Paulo Neto
Paulo Neto

This vídeo gimme a good ideia for a burguer

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Grandpa Can Cook
Grandpa Can Cook

Thank You Greg I moved from the US to Australia. I like the cheese that we have here, but after awhile I stopped putting cheese on my burgers. I just thought I lost my taste for them. About 4 years ago they opened a Costco. I bought some American cheese just for "old times sake" and then decided to try it on a burger. My love for cheeseburgers returned. I think Greg is spot on. It is the melt and the complimentary taste along with the creaminess. I do my grilled cheese with American and Cheddar. And there is not way you can make a chili size with anything than American Cheese. Same for a Philly Cheesesteak. Talk about processed; many of the best cheesesteaks sandwiches actually have melted Velveeta.

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scrubl0rd
scrubl0rd

Would this work with vegan cheese and vegan gelatin?

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Rich's River Smokers West Virginia
Rich's River Smokers West Virginia

Awesome looking cheese and cheese sandwich I'll be doing this with the kids! Great video Greg!

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MASH 4077
MASH 4077

That was fun.

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deharleyva
deharleyva

"I don't have a lot of feeling left in my fingers though." lolol.

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Sickof Idiots
Sickof Idiots

Greg, you should do the cheeseburger Trump ordered in Japan.

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tomsoffice
tomsoffice

How long is the cheese good for in the fridge?

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tomsoffice
tomsoffice

Gotta butter both sides of the bread. It's a game changer for sure.

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saskiapanter
saskiapanter

I use very good local cheese from Dutch local farmers....sorry...that is still WAY better then this american cheese you use most of the time. Too bad you don't try using cheeses from local farmers near you. I'm sure they would love to have you promote their cheeses which have much more taste then the average american cheddar gummy cheese. Just a tip....

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Josh F
Josh F

Amen, Joseph!

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Joseph Brewer
Joseph Brewer

Oh shut the fuck up

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YD Film Shorts
YD Film Shorts

Oregeno and pickled peppers are amazing on a grilled cheese sandwich. Some people like even having pesto in it.

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Frédéric dj
Frédéric dj

Get your hand on some raclette cheese and you won't need to do this again or some Morbier or pepper/wine/smoke flavoured raclette cheese

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ddouble dutch
ddouble dutch

Great stuff. Love your work. Food is food. Done good, all good. Keep up the good work. UK to the USA

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Ray Chang
Ray Chang

What a cheesy video. I love it! There's a lot of good and important details and things to learn here.

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SmokeyGoodness
SmokeyGoodness

Bye Bye, Velveeta! Not that I ever buy it anyway... Dear Santa, I need a food processor and a slicer. 😀

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Barbecue Frenzy
Barbecue Frenzy

Really good looking sandwich!!

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Elton's BBQ-pit
Elton's BBQ-pit

This was a great recepie for American cheese. Will try this. Thanks for sharing! Cheers

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Mhendeb
Mhendeb

awesome video.

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Junior Junior
Junior Junior

Wasn’t your main ingredient a store bought shredded processed cheese? I’m confused how this is homemade cheese when you bought cheese at the store, melted it, and made it into a block...,?

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

Nope!  That was cheese I shredded out of blocks.  It's not homemade cheese.  It is home-processed cheese.

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Chris billing
Chris billing

awesome!

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Mike L
Mike L

that slicer needs a bigger motor in it, bogging down hard on that cheese

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

Definitely not a commercial slicer and it's in the twilight of it's life right now.  Time for a new slicer.

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butter myballs
butter myballs

It's fucking grilled cheese how do you fuck it up we're not landing god damn planes

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

Huh?

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peshmerge44
peshmerge44

when i buy american cheese it always has smelting salt. i thought that was necessary

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wbball15
wbball15

Nice job, Greg.

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mike notta
mike notta

Reading these comments you would think the world was filled with dumb ignorant people, good thing we know better.

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Noki's Kitchen
Noki's Kitchen

Can't wait to try this. Good job Greg.👍

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evolver
evolver

Oh ok. So to make some cheese you use some store bought cheese!

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John Disque
John Disque

No, not really. He took processed cheese to a whole new processing level. He processed processed cheese. LOL

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Cambodia
Cambodia

I am lost here folks. So he is processing... cheese? Not from scratch?

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John Disque
John Disque

Isn't everything "processed?" I'm lost. What is real American cheese? It's white and sliced thin to bring out the real flavor. When I see yellow American cheese I want to runaway. I once bought a burger from Burger King, took it home, added a pickle and made a home made burger.

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John Disque
John Disque

It's kinda like buying a kilo of coke, cutting it with 4 kilos of rat poison and Goodies headache powder and selling it to people with open scars on their face as processed coke.

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evolver
evolver

David Longs How about ‘all the random chemicals and preservatives’ in the store bought cheese it starts with? 😦

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Scott K
Scott K

so basically u just bought shredded cheese and turned it into a block. also, almost bought one of those cheap slicers. glad i didn't after watching yours. that motor was having a tough time.

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

No...  I bought two blocks Colby.  I had to cut one of them in order to come up with 24 ounces, as they were two 16 ounce blocks.  I placed the 16 ounce block and the now 8 ounce block in my food processor and shredded the cheese.  In the spirit of saving time, I didn't feel the need to show everyone this part.  Then, as I think you saw, I processed the cheese into "American Cheese."  Yeah...  I need a new meat slicer.

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OsKBLaZe
OsKBLaZe

Using cheese to make cheese? 🤔

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OsKBLaZe
OsKBLaZe

Ballistic BBQ ohh well thank you for explaining! That makes sense now! 👍🏽

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Ballistic BBQ
Ballistic BBQ

Making processed cheese from cheese.  That's what American Cheese is.

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acrophobe
acrophobe

MERICA!

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Maynard 59
Maynard 59

Looks damn good to me thanks

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Samizdata
Samizdata

Two words: Sodium Citrate.

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Ola H
Ola H

I did not know.. Cool

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michael landry
michael landry

Americas test kitchen is amazing Greg! this video rocks. now I'd love to see you use that on a cheese burger :)

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Bruce P
Bruce P

Great video! I'm an American living in Germany so I don't have access to Colby cheese so I'll probably use cheddar. Thanks for this and all of your videos.

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Bear Man
Bear Man

Mayo is way better than butter for toasting grilled cheese and other sandwiches.

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Longhairbear
Longhairbear

Wow, great recipe, i'm gonna try to adapt this to using my vintage stand mixer.

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Erik L arson
Erik L arson

Thank you for this

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Eli Colner
Eli Colner

Cool!

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R0gue0ne
R0gue0ne

American cheese is the best for burgers and toasties. Hands down. You couldn't really substitute it - but now we can!

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George Ballard
George Ballard

this is totally awesome Greg. I WILL be making this. thank you.

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Albert Taylor
Albert Taylor

That was very interesting Greg AND it looked really good, I'm gonna try it. I love your vids.

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USCommando
USCommando

One of the reasons i love this channel is the stupid easy step by step recipes that tastes so good You need to open your own restaurant one of these days Greg

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Scott Galt
Scott Galt

Boy, do you get the creative juices flowing! Loving it!

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Smoked Reb BBQ
Smoked Reb BBQ

Cool recipe Greg. I like how you can even make a grilled cheese sandwich exciting!

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