Grilled cheese melt-ability index
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Melt-ability: Very good.
This semi-hard Italian cheese can range in sharpness from tangy to pungent. The taste may be acquired but it melts easily.
Add: Oven roasted tomatoes, bacon, and spinach or thin sliced salami with cracked black pepper.