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Food

In honor of cheeseburgers, simple and gourmet

In case you didn't know, Sept. 18 was National Cheeseburger Day.

Although I'm more of a bacon pub burger person myself (with a nice grainy mustard and lots of lettuce, tomato and onion) I have enjoyed different types of cheeseburgers through the years: single patties, double and triple deckers, patty melts and sliders.

When I was a child, American cheese slices topped most of the cheeseburgers I ate. Although I feel Cheddar is "tops," other people like Swiss and even goat cheese on their burgers.

So in honor of the day plus one, here's a few facts about cheeseburgers, along with tips for making good ones at home.

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