We tested all the cheese contenders twice: once on their own and then on grilled hamburgers. These are the best slices for your burgers.

By Kimberly Holland
April 08, 2014
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Photo: Randy Mayor

OUR FAVORITE

A "classic" orange cheddar, this sliced cheese melts smoothly and turns creamy on the burger. It's tangy and slightly sweet, so it can hold its own against a burger's fat and flavor. 90 calories, 4g sat fat, and 140mg sodium per slice

ALSO GOOD

It might not be the color that some folks expect from cheddar, but this cheese was the tangiest and truest cheddar we tried. Even when melted, it tastes sharp and sweet with a just-right salty kick. 55 calories, 3g sat fat, and 90mg sodium per slice