How to Melt Muenster Cheese

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Things You'll Need

  • Double boiler

  • Sharp knife

  • Heavy cream (optional)

  • Spoon

A double boiler melts the cheese without burning it.

Muenster is a type of American cheese often confused with the French Munster cheese. Its name is derived from a translation of the name of the German city, Münster. Muenster has a flavor reminiscent of sharp jack cheese combined with common American white cheese, with a soft texture and melts quickly under the right conditions. However, if you melt it incorrectly, the cheese will burn. To melt Muenster cheese, allow for approximately six minutes per cup.


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Step 1

Fill the bottom pan of a double boiler 3/4 of the way with water. Place the double boiler over medium heat and allow the water to come to a rolling boil.

Step 2

Slice the Muenster cheese into 1-inch cubes with a sharp knife as the water comes to a boil. If you are working with sliced cheese, cut into 1-inch-thick strips.


Step 3

Place the cheese cubes or strips into the top pan of the double boiler. Reduce the double boiler's heat to low. Add 1 tbsp. heavy cream per 1 cup of cheese if you are making a dipping sauce.

Step 4

Stir the cheese with a spoon as it begins to melt. Continue stirring until the cheese is a smooth, even consistency.


If you do not add the heavy cream, the cheese will solidify as it cools.


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