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The Cheese on Toast Groundswell #

by why in cult

So we’re all glued to the Cheese on Toast saga and we all have our opinions. This can get heated real quickly, but before anyone else says anything, I have to say: muenster cheese. Don’t be wreckless, just go to the deli and have them slice it at a 5.

Again, DO NOT TRY THIS HOME! Go to a skate park late at night when the bowl is empty. Or rent a small storage space or something.

Polly Appleholtz has e-mailed in to remind me that it’s not called “Cheese on Toast,” but rather just “Cheesetoast.” Oh, that’s right!

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:31

Bah….. cheese on toast is the poor man’s Welsh Rarebit.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:32

What is a Welsh Rarebit?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:37

It pains me to assist those displaying such culinary ignorance, but I present to you, courtesy of Alton Brown, the definitive welsh Rarebit recipe. (Unless somebody out there has a wizened old Aunt that can make the best one in the world.)

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:39
said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:48

In AMERICA we don’t spell wise with a Z. You’re either with uz or againt us.

The cheese toast is too fancy for me.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:51

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:55


said on 09 Feb 2007 at 13:57

What do you eat at night when you’re in your pyjamas then? I always go for Welsh Rarebit due to its supposed nightmare-inducing qualities. Oh, and the pyjamas are usually some form of muted plaid.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:00

I can see emotions are running high and I feel it’s my job to ask EVERYONE to just take a breather, walk around, collect your thoughts and return to this discussion once you’ve actually had some cheesetoast. Whatever your creed or country, remember we’re all on the same side with regards to at least one slice of cheese and a minimum of one toast!

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:04

As a light, fun change of topic, maybe people could tell us about their best cheese-nightmare?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:20

Reminds me of the grilled ham and cheese I had in Paris. The cheese was toasted on the outside ham inside. Threw me for a loop at first but it tasted just fine. Btw it was just up the street at the corner deli from ND. _why Thanks for providing a calming place to openly discuss CT. ...min of one… He said MIN !!... gbgb We don’t want to dredge up anything too scary remember this is a rated PG-GB web site. (GreasyBacon)

ooooh greasybaconcheesetoast

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:34

I find a real issue w/ the lack of proper muenster availability.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:37

Thanks for the recipe. Can any tell me how to “wizen” my aunt? Does that also involve a blowtorch?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 14:57

where can i find some vegan worcestershire sauce?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 15:02

This stuff is amazing. Photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdcarter/sets/72157594526770743/ .

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 15:16

cdcarter, you don’t have enough cheese there.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 15:20

Whatever happened to the good ol’ fashioned Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 15:51

Danno: Trying to veer the discussion off-topic is not tolerated. Cheesetoast is extraordinarily old fashioned, especially as relates to Dave Thomas, who is (I shall remind you) English.

cdcarter: Monterey Jack? Get that out.

Robby: At any of your local vegan sauce stores.

mcdtracy: Not sure. But many people worldwide are participating in this discussion and one will eventually come along who can answer your question!!

nil: Muenster is widely available, sitting at 8th on the TIOBE cheese rankings.

halrlee: No, this blog is actually rated TV-14.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 15:55

why: compare munster (French) to muenster (American) :D

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 16:02

nil: Oh! Well, the query they use is:

 +"<cheese name> (cheese OR fromage)" -string
said on 09 Feb 2007 at 16:02

This can get heated real quickly …

Depends on how close you hold the torch, apparently.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 16:11

mcdtracy: To “wizen” your aunt does not usually involve a blowtorch. The process is much like preparing a fruitcake. The key is the frequent application of copious amounts of alcohol. Scotch really works the best, but even peach schnapps will do in a pinch. On the other hand for good flavor much like a sourdough starter the Aunt should be at least once ever third day with fresh whole wheat flower.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 17:03

If you liked this product, try Cheese on Ground Toast, Well

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 18:08

replace the marmalade with peanut butter. Slather peanut butter liberally on toast. Slice some sharp cheddar and place on top of peanut butter. Grill (or torch if you’re so inclined). Yeah, I know; it didn’t sound good to me the first time I heard of it either but trust me, it’s tasty.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 18:17

Why was there no egg mentioned?!

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 21:36

wizen adj : lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 22:23

I agree with the muenster. That is some good cheese.

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 23:24

I did a science project in high school on the alleged intense dream inducing properties of tyrosine. The best source of tyrosine I was able to find was New York Sharp Cheddar. QED ?

said on 09 Feb 2007 at 23:34

I work at the Whole Foods Deli and I feel sorry for the deli that you vist. Those poor saps, so abused…

said on 10 Feb 2007 at 11:07


said on 10 Feb 2007 at 17:39

I’ve never experienced a community so passionate about about cheese on toast. Wait until the ‘beans on toast’ party starts…

said on 10 Feb 2007 at 17:56

Needs more eggs.

said on 10 Feb 2007 at 19:03

Cheese and eggs? Together? Only in omelette, never with bread. I like to make a “poor man’s pizza”: bread, layer of tomato puree, cheese, black olives, herbs, grill it. By the way, it is “cheese on toast” in my locale, not the unholy contraction “cheesetoast”.

said on 10 Feb 2007 at 21:32

First Ruby, and now this? When will Prag Dave stop introducing the english speaking world to delicious Japanese treats?


Oh I do hope never.

said on 12 Feb 2007 at 07:29

townxelliot: if you think cheese and eggs don’t fit on bread, then you’ve never heard of the Dutch delicacy that is the uitsmijter: two slices of bread (next to each other on the plate), ham to cover the bread (slightly buttered), cheese to cover the ham (I recommend a nice gouda, only slightly aged for both additional taste and intact melting properties) and two baked eggs on top. Season with salt and pepper according to taste, and enjoy! (makes a delicious midnight snack, or come-back-from-party snack, since it is said to prevent next-day’s hangover ;) ).

said on 12 Feb 2007 at 07:31

I feel I must weigh in on the side of townxelliot, it is indeed cheese on toast, and not the oddly named cheesetoast. Ideally of course, it’s grated cheese, sprinkled liberally with pepper and with a dash or two of worchestershire sauce.

said on 12 Feb 2007 at 07:32

Note that the bread in this case must not be toasted. As for melting the cheese, the heat from the baked eggs should be enough to have it slightly runny, but still firm. There are quite a few Dutch cheeses that go very well in this.

said on 13 Feb 2007 at 03:18

Heretic – the one true poor man’s pizza uses green olives! And the bread ought to be pita if at all possible.

Also, reading this thread has got me really hungry :)

said on 15 Feb 2007 at 08:57


said on 15 Feb 2007 at 18:10

I’d never had marmalade before. I approve.

I love cheese. I’d never abused it before using a blow torch. MMMM YUMMY toast!

said on 16 Feb 2007 at 12:40

OMFG this ROCKS ! bish0p clued me in. I just had some for breakfast, and he came downstairs and made some. This is the best recipe ever.

Time to buy cheesetoast.org! Have I?

said on 19 Feb 2007 at 11:00

Everyone knows one true cheese on toast requires pre-toasting the bread in a slot toaster, two pieces of toast in each slot. This gives you the crunchy exterior base which is rigid enough to support the correct amount of melted gooey cheese.

Marmite is required. If there is no marmite, pesto may be used as an alternative.

Anything involving egg is clearly ‘abused omlette on toast’, and hence disqualified.

said on 19 Feb 2007 at 19:39

blag im so lazy – ill get cheesetoast.org going shortly. have faith!

said on 20 Feb 2007 at 03:37
said on 21 Feb 2007 at 13:59
11 Jul 2010 at 20:42

* do fancy stuff in your comment.