With National Cheeseburger Day arriving this Sunday, I’ve gathered an extended group of burgers, all added recently to menus, that showcase the variety of cheeses used by burger shops now. The traditionalists’ American, Swiss and Cheddar (regular, white and smoked) are here, of course, but so, too, are Gruyère, Emmental, Monterey-Jack, goat cheese (lots of it), blue cheese, Parmesan, cream cheese and, from Paris’s Big Fernand, Fourme d’Ambert cheese. All this evidences how worldly, sophisticated and, yes, intriguing burgers have become.
BRGR Kitchen +Bar, Prairie Village, Kan.
Burger patty, pastrami, spicy coleslaw, French Gruyère, brgr mustard, and piquant sauce on a rye bun
Boom Burgers Lithuania, Vilnius
Big Poppa Burger
Three Black Angus beef patties; Cheddar, Emmental and blue cheeses; bacon, fried egg, jalapeňo, secret sauce, iceberg lettuce and fresh tomato (630 g/1.4 lbs. in total)
A double blade steak patty smothered with Monterey-Jack and Gruyère cheese and topped with caramelized onion, crunchy onion rings and a rich date syrup
Grazin, Hudson N.Y.
A 6-oz. grass-fed and –finished Black Angus beef patty topped with Ardith Mae Farm chèvre and house-made beet ketchup and pickled Chioggia beets
Eat The Farm, Sevenoaks, Kent, England
Dirty Cow Burger
Steak patty, melted Kentish blue cheese, red onion chutney and “dirty” sauce, in a toasted brioche bun with shredded lettuce (finalist for The 2016 British Street Food Awards)
Sept. 12 Special
Tallgrass Beef Co. patty, Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, spicy piri piri marmalade and white Cheddar
Boston Burger Company, New England
Beef, mozzarella sticks, fried mac & cheese, onion rings, fries, bacon, golden BBQ sauce and American cheese
Chomp Kitchen and Drinks, Warren, R.I.
Bacon & Bleu Steak Burger
Beef, smoked garlic blue cheese, Cheddar, jalapeňo bacon, house potato chips and steak sauce
King Williams Town Burger
With 160 g/5.6 oz. of organic beef, lamb’s lettuce, chicory, figs, goat cheese and house-made raspberry sauce
Farm Burger, Atlanta
Beef, McMullan Family Farm arugula, Decimal Place Farm goat cheese and peppers from Ola Green Acres
Haché Burgers, UK
A steak burger stuffed with American cheese and topped with bacon, grilled onions and tomato; served on crispy salad leaves with pickled jalapeños
Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom, Lincoln, Neb.
A 6-oz. beef patty with pastrami bacon, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and sauerkraut
M Burger, Chicago
Aunt Patty Melt
Two beef patties, two slices of American cheese, griddled onions and mayo on buttery white bread
Burger Stand at the Casbah, Lawrence, Kan.
A burger patty marinated with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame-seed oil and scallions topped with balsamic caramelized onions, seasonal greens and house-made kimchi cream cheese
Rockit Bar & Grill, Chicago
Truffle Mushroom Burger
With Gruyère cheese, truffle crème fraîche and truffle fries
Smokehouse, Wakefield, England
Totes Ma Goats
A rib-eye burger patty topped with melted goat cheese, portobello mushroom and house-made red wine caramelized onion
Big Fernand, Paris
Beef, Fourme d ‘ Ambert cheese, tomato confit, fried onions, chives and Uncle Fernand Sauce
Hops Burger Bar, Greensboro, N.C.
Rockefeller Oyster Burger
House burger patty topped with creamed spinach, crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese and fried oysters on a brioche bun
Holy Cow Del Ray, Alexandria, Va.
Angus beef, roasted oyster mushrooms, portobello mushroom spread, truffle mayo and Swiss cheese on a toasted brioche roll
Ground Burger Bar, Newmarket, Ontario
Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man
Smoked beef ribwich, crispy fried onions, Jack Daniel’s mustard aïoli and provolone
The Rail, Canton, Ohio
Beef, smoked Cheddar, bacon, tobacco onion and cherry-pecan bourbon BBQ