Food·Posted on Oct 10, 2018Millennials Have "Killed" American Cheese, And I'm Ready To Dance On Its Grave"American cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives."by Jon-Michael PoffBuzzFeed EditorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Usually when I read the words "Millennials Are Killing" in a headline, I roll my eyes at the way older people blame my generation and then yell "Fake news!" at no one in particular. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BBC One Like, this was an actual headline from a few weeks ago: NY Daily News / Via nydailynews.com We're KILLING divorce? As in, we're staying married...??? Well, this morning, Bloomberg reported that millennials had claimed a new victim: American cheese. Bloomberg / Via bloomberg.com According to the article, millennials are instead opting for "fancier cheeses" made from "ingredients that are both recognizable and pronounceable." But instead of getting angry about the headline, I was overcome with pride for my generation. WE DID IT, KIDS! Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Channel 4 That's because American "cheese" isn't actually cheese at all. In fact, it can't even be legally called "cheese" in the US and is usually labelled as a "cheese product." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF youtube.com The Bloomberg article literally begins, "American cheese will never die. It has too many preservatives." No. Thank. You. But I wasn't the only person celebrating its demise. Twitter: @davidubben / Via Twitter: @davidubben Twitter: @SazonSmitty / Via Twitter: @SazonSmitty Twitter: @hankgreen / Via Twitter: @hankgreen RETWEET!!! Twitter: @Jamiliarity / Via Twitter: @Jamiliarity But before I get screamed at in the comments, I will make one — and only one — exception for American cheese, and that's as part of a grilled cheese sandwich. Lauripatterson / Getty Images To quote my coworker Cates, "The only time American cheese is acceptable is when you want a grilled cheese like mom used to make (with squishy white bread and canned tomato soup)." That's it. Juliedeshaies / Getty Images Then she added this: "To be clear, I WILDLY prefer what I think of as 'adult grilled cheeses' these days, with homemade sourdough and a nice sharp cheddar. BUT sometimes you just want comfort food, and a comfort grilled cheese is squishy white bread and, like, American cheese singles, and tomato soup out of a can." In conclusion, RIP, imposter. Yournikonman / Getty Images What do you think about American cheese? Sound off in the comments.