A person holding a Juicy Lucy burger.
The Best Types Of Cheese To Use For A Classic Juicy Lucy
By Matthew Wilson
Minnesota is home to the Juicy Lucy, a unique burger that features molten cheese held inside of its beef patty, and the best cheese to make it extra gooey is American cheese.
When a soft and smooth American cheese melts, it becomes almost like liquid, which is a requirement for a Juicy Lucy beef patty.
However, even though American cheese is the tried and true star of a Juicy Lucy burger, some people prefer swapping American cheese for blue cheese to create a Juicy Blucy.
If the cheese has melt potential, it belongs on a Juicy Lucy. Go for young cheeses with a high fat and moisture content since they're more likely to lose their form when heated.
If you prefer a spicier kick, use pepper jack cheese. You also can't go wrong with Fontina, Gruyere, Emmental, and Gouda cheese.