Cheeseburgers or hamburgers?

Which?

  • Hamburgers. I'm not extra like that.

    Votes: 65 9.2%
  • Cheeseburgers. I like cheese.

    Votes: 639 90.8%

  • Total voters
    704

Fliesen

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,246
Cheese is tasty, moistens the whole burger, but also serves as a kind of insulation between the patty and the tomato / burger sauce / onions. It's important both, for structure as well as taste.

I see no downside of having cheese on a burger.
 
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SolVanderlyn

SolVanderlyn

Member
Oct 28, 2017
6,768
I think most cheeseburger cheese is gross. Like that American Cheese garbage you buy at supermarkets.

It's why I default to hamburgers most of the time.

A good restaurant might tempt me to the cheesier variant, however.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,252
There's only two integral parts of the burger: the patty and the bun, but of all the possible ancillary additions to the burger the cheese is one of the most important, and facilitates the presence of further toppings that otherwise may not have complimented the whole so well, if not for that gooey layer of melted cheese providing structural integrity to the stack. Not to mention the textural benefits a layer or two of cheese can bring to a burger, regardless of the quality of the cheese in question it's the one non-vital part of the burger that a burger will feel lacking without.
 

ShadowAUS

Member
Feb 20, 2019
662
Australia
There's a difference? Most hamburgers I've ever had have had cheese. My usual burger when I rarely have one these days is lettuce, tomato, beef patty (or a chicken schnitzel depending on the mood), cheese, ketchup (mayo if schnitzel), beetroot, fried onions, bacon, pineapple and a fried egg. It has cheese so in this binary pole (also considering that I've never had a burger where cheese has actively made it worse) cheeseburger all the way.
 
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SolVanderlyn

Member
Oct 28, 2017
6,768
These poll results are destroying me. Is is that weird not to like cheese on a burger?
There's only two integral parts of the burger: the patty and the bun, but of all the possible ancillary additions to the burger the cheese is one of the most important, and facilitates the presence of further toppings that otherwise may not have complimented the whole so well, if not for that gooey layer of melted cheese providing structural integrity to the stack. Not to mention the textural benefits a layer or two of cheese can bring to a burger, regardless of the quality of the cheese in question it's the one non-vital part of the burger that a burger will feel lacking without.
I have to respect this analysis.
 

Cpt-GargameL

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,775
Bacon cheeseburger. So cheeseburger. I could go for a bacon cheeseburger from Five Guys later today. Definitely going.
 

she_esh

Member
Sep 12, 2018
3,956
Ireland
Put me in the 9% who prefers it without cheese.

I've never eaten a burger and thought "the cheese was absolutely necessary here".
 

TFGB

Member
Dec 23, 2018
544
Double Cheeseburgers.

I would ‘t eat the cheese slices that adorn them separately, but melted on that beef adds so much more to the experience.
 
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she_esh

Member
Sep 12, 2018
3,956
Ireland
I think a part of it for me is that most burgers I have are at fast food places and the cheese there is rarely of the kind I enjoy.

Last time at Five Guys I asked for a hamburger with ketchup, mustard and pickles but they ended up putting cheese on it anyway. Preferred it the old way.
 

Number45

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,467
Another one for the small group of people that prefer it without. I understand the arguments for cheese being there... but most cheese that goes on burgers is nasty and I have no desire to eat it.
 

Mato

Member
Oct 27, 2017
532
2 McDonald's cheeseburgers and a large pack of fries is my guilty pleasure comfort food. I loved it ever since I was a kid. But I rarely have it nowadays because of how unhealthy it is.
 

big_z

Member
Nov 2, 2017
2,306
Depends on the toppings. If you're talking basic burger with no topping just a few condiments then sure cheese please.
 

LL_Decitrig

Member
Oct 27, 2017
9,167
Sunderland
If you're eating a hamburger in the first place I don't see the point of arguing over how crappy the cheese is, but that's not to deny that right now Blue Stilton on a hamburger in a teacake with green tomato chutney sounds divine.
 

orange_googoo

Member
Jul 30, 2018
37
Germany (Bavaria)
Cheese on a burger is really good, but recently I had one at a really good restaurant that was called The Classic or something and it had no cheese on it. Was such a pure taste of the meat and I didn't miss the cheese at all.
 

SliceSabre

Member
Oct 25, 2017
3,419
I almost refuse to touch a burger without cheese unless the burger is just that good. Cheeseburgers all the way.
 

Camwi

The Fallen
Oct 27, 2017
2,716
As a Wisconsinite, all you people that voted plain hamburger make me sick. SICK, I say!
 

rsfour

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,525
I'm all about the patty. I won't say no to cheese, but a shitty patty is a shitty burger.