Why it Works: Say Cheese!
Everyone loves the taste of melted cheese, but making a cheese sauce can be time-consuming. And if overheated, cheese can separate. Processed cheese, made up of a combination of different types of natural cheese (usually an aged cheese for flavor and a young cheese for texture), was invented to make melting cheese foolproof. Processed cheese manufacturers can change the color, flavor and texture of their product by starting with different cheeses. These cheeses are melted and then mixed with emulsifying salts—chemicals that stop the cheese from separating. The result? Melted cheese with no fuss.