Friday, November 8, 2019


It's time for the "Friday Food Debate" where we tackle some of the burning questions of the culinary world...LOL!

This week, the burning question is:

Apparently this is another thing that we didn't realize was so polarizing.  Apparently it started after emojis were released that showed cheese both under the meat patty and of course over the top.

So we did some checking and it caused a debate on the Internet with people taking up both sides. 

If the cheese is on top of the meat, it melts and drips down the sides of the meat while holding the top ingredients in place.  Others say that if you put it on the bottom, the heat still melts it but the cheese keeps the juices from soaking into the bottom bun.

An interesting perspective but 2nd Man and I have always done the cheese on top of the meat and then condiments on top of this.  Of course, then lettuce over or under?  I guess the debate could be on several aspects of burger "design". do you stack your burgers?


  1. I always make cheese burgers with the cheese on top of the patty. I have Duke's mayonnaise on the bottom bun because we like that brand and if ketchup is on the bottom bun it causes the bottom to get soggy. So it's mayo, lettuce tomato, patty with cheese on top and then pickles and ketchup and/or mustard. with fries or potato salad.

  2. i always put the cheese on top of the burger so it melts and holds the onions in place.

  3. bottom of the bun, where the heat of the burger melts the cheese. sometimes I put cheese on the top bun too. depends on my mood.

  4. The proper order for the cheeseburger is: bottom bun coated with mayo, beef patty, cheese, ketchup and mustard lettuce, tomato, pickle then more mayo on the top interior of the bun

  5. The cheese goes on top of the meat. It can then melt over the meat.

  6. Bottom bun slathered with Miracle Whip, meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, more MW on top bun.

  7. Over to get the cheese to melt perfectly.

  8. We do over the meat as well (like "jaz") to hold the caramelized onions in place. Where the other items go is dependent on whether we're having one patty or two. We've been on a 2 thin patty kick lately, so it's bottom bun, mayo, patty, caramelized onions, cheese, tomato, 2nd patty, cheese, lettuce, ketsup, mayo, top bun.


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