French Onion Soup is a warm bowl of comfort food made by serving caramelized onions in beef stock. The right cheese on top is what truly makes this soup irresistible.Keep reading for suggestions of the best cheese for French Onion Soup.
French Onion Soup is an ancient soup made with caramelized onions and beef broth and topped with a slice of French bread and melted cheese that's popular in French and American restaurants.
French Onion Soup really became a standout dish when the thick slice of crusty bread and gooey cheese was added on top.
You may have had French onion soup in the US made with Swiss, mozzarella, parmesan cheese or even provolone. But a great French onion soup is made with Gruyère cheese.
Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese, a semi-hard cheese that has a slightly nutty, salty flavor and a creamy texture.
Best? It is slow melting.
While there’s really no true replacement for Gruyère, try these cheeses:
The key to keeping the golden brown, bubbly, melted cheese at the top of your soup and off of the bottom of the pan: Grate it on the finest setting and make sure it is sitting on a nice thick slice of bread.