Things You'll Need
Heavy cream (optional)
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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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.
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.
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.
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.