Add Flare To Your Cheeseburger: Cream Cheese and Gruyère

Its time to get even more creative with our cheese choices. This week’s cheeses are all about unconventional and unique options, that are guaranteed to make your mouth water! Cream Cheese and Gruyère initially may leave you scratching your head wondering HOW those could work on a burger, and you are right, they are each an inventive option. However, these tasty options will shake up your normal cheeseburger routine in the best possible way, trust us.

Cream Cheese

This wonderfully light and spreadable cheese goes as well in the burger as on it. The flavor is subtle and creamy, easily lending itself to any flavor profile. The possibilities are endless.

Cream cheese is made from cow’s milk and cream. It hails from the great city of Philadelphia (surprise, again!).  It is soft, smooth, and mild tasting, making it an easy, if unusual, the choice for a burger topping. It’s not just for bagels and cheesecake! Create a mixture of cream cheese, cheddar and bacon and make stuffed Burgers or mix it with herbs, peppers, and onions for a topping that tastes as good as it looks.


This full-bodied cheese comes off fruity and slightly sweet but then mellows to a soft, nutty taste the longer it’s in your mouth. Adding this thickly creamy cheese to your burger makes it more of a mouthful. It melts like a champ, providing the perfect foundation for more toppings.

Another cheese from Switzerland, Gruyère is a little pricier than others but is well worth it. Use an aged Gruyère for a stronger flavor. It tastes much like Swiss but more robust so it pairs well with mushrooms and caramelized onions. Try coupling it with spinach leaves or coleslaw for an upscale burger with a down-home taste.

Be sure and check out this recipe using Gruyère on top of our Signature Series: The Chuck Brisket Burger.

French Onion Soup Burger

Be sure to check back each week, all month long, for a new cheese you can’t miss! Check out our Store Locator to find the perfect Schweid & Sons Burger patty nearest you for your Cream Cheese and Gruyère!  Turn your everyday burger into The Very Best Burger.

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