We've pontificated before about the integrity of the noble grilled cheese sandwich. Even if you prefer to add chicken, tuna, ham or bacon to it, the very essence of the sandwich is in the gooey, melty, delicious cheese.
But with hundreds of possible cheeses from which to choose when crafting your masterpiece, is it possible to make the perfect one? It turns out you can. And the secret is science — chemistry, to be precise.
Reactions, a video series from the American Chemical Society, which focuses on the chemistry in everyday life, took a look at the chemistry of cheese, and offers tips on making the absolutely perfect grilled snack. Taste the science: