Like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin and rhythm and blues, burgers and cheese are a classic combination — and nothing beats a hot, juicy BUBBA burger® topped with creamy, melting cheese.
But to be honest, there are a lot of varieties of BUBBA burger® and even more varieties of cheese to choose from. So, let’s play matchmaker and compare several different mashups of BUBBA burgers with cheese to see how they bring out the best in each other.
Let’s begin by taking a look at this all-time favorite. American cheese is great when you want a melting cheese to top an Original BUBBA burger. Try it with this classic LTOP lineup — lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles — to enjoy the taste that made burgers so popular to begin with.
This cheese’s mild, nutty and buttery flavor pairs well with caramelized onions and mushrooms, making it the perfect choice for making a classic mushroom-swiss atop an Original BUBBA burger.
Give your Bacon Cheddar BUBBA burgers even more delicious cheesiness. Cheddar has a pleasantly sharp flavor and melts nicely while keeping its shape. Once the cheddar is properly melted, just top your Bacon Cheddar BUBBA burger with BBQ sauce, pickles and fried onions to bring out the flavors of both the burger and the cheese.
This soft cheese isn’t just for cheese boards, you know. With its mellow, nutty, buttery flavor, brie also goes well with bacon to craft a top-tier Wagyu BUBBA burger.
Gruyere is the other Swiss cheese — the one without the holes. Use a young Gruyere for a smooth and creamy texture — fully aged Gruyere is delicious but doesn’t melt quite as evenly. It has a slightly sweet, but slightly salty flavor. You can always add bacon jam to bring out its natural sweetness, then add fresh green leaf lettuce to give your burger a cool, crisp texture.
Use this pungent and creamy cheese to mimic the taste of a classic blue-cheese topped steakhouse cut — just add a 50/50 blend of blue cheese and butter and top your BUBBA burger® with thick-cut bacon. You can also make your own Black & Blue burger — just blacken your BUBBA burger® with Cajun seasoning and add as many blue cheese crumbles as you’d like!
Jack up the flavor of your BUBBA burger®! Add pepper jack along with salsa, pickled jalapenos, shredded lettuce and lime crema (sour cream + lime juice) to add a spicy Southwestern kick to your Jalapeno BUBBA burger or Latin Grill Veggie BUBBA burgers.
It’s hard to beat this semisoft cheese for adding nuttiness and depth to a Turkey BUBBA burger.
Keep it simple by finishing your burger with several slices of bacon and arugula, then salt and pepper to taste.
While it may not be as popular as cheese made from cow’s milk, goat cheese has less lactose and a pleasantly earthy, robust and tart flavor. Try an herbed goat cheese on top of a BUBBA burger® Turkey Burger and add some cooked spinach to bring out a fuller flavor.
This soft, spreadable cheese has a distinctive, tangy flavor that can be enhanced even further with herbs, nuts or fruits. Try it on top of a Veggie with beets BUBBA burger, then add toppings like lettuce, tomato and onion to give it that classic burger touch.
A time-honored Southern favorite, this spreadable blend of cheeses, mayo and pimento peppers puts a tasty downhome twist on the same ol’ traditional cheeseburger. Spread a generous helping of pimento cheese on top of the burger, let it simmer for a minute or so, then serve as it’s melting on the bun.
If you’d like to discover some other classic combinations, check out our previous blog, “Incorporating BUBBA burger® in a Healthy Diet” here or at BUBBAfoods.com.