Torokeru Cheese and Addicting “Akuma no Toast” Recipe

In many countries, cheese comes in many varieties and in Japan, there is a processed cheese product meant to be melted by heating, which is generally called “Torokeru Cheese (とろけるチーズ)”.

Torokeru Cheese (とろけるチーズ)

Torokeru Cheese Products

In Japan, the processed cheese that melts by heat was first made by “Yukijirushi (雪印)” in 1987 and today Torokeru Cheese is available in 2 types and a variety of products.


2 Types of Japanese Torokeru Cheese

The original is sold in slice form and is literally called “Torokeru Slice Cheese (とろけるスライスチーズ)”, while the other type comes in thin short strips.

The former sliced variety can be eaten as it is, but the latter Torokeru Cheese shreds are usually eaten after heating.


Japanese Torokeru Cheese Ingredients

Based on the ingredients labels, the base of Torokeru Cheese is a natural cheese made with raw milk and salt, and the Japanese cheese may contain cellulose, whey powder, and emulsifier.

Akuma no Toast (悪魔のトースト)

Addicting Sugar Cheese Toast Akuma no Toast

In Japan, Torokeru Cheese is often used for toast, and today I will introduce an interesting toast recipe that became a popular topic a few years ago, called “Akuma no Toast (悪魔のトースト)”.

The word meaning devil in Japanese, “Akuma (悪魔)” is synonymous with “addicting” here, and following the Akuma no Toast, various Akuma dishes, including “Akuma Meshi (悪魔めし)“, were created by various people.

And today, as you can see in the picture above, I actually made Akuma no Toast following the original recipe on

The Akuma no Toast is a thick slice of toast using white bread, topped with a sheet of Torokeru Cheese and plenty of sugar.


The Akuma no Toast indeed tastes so good and is like a sugar rusk. The added sugar and cheese are melted by heat and takes on a crispy texture on the surface.

If you can get a cheese product like Torokeru Cheese in your country and are interested in this toast, why not give it a try at least once?

Now, lastly, here are the cooking instructions.

1 First, put a sheet of Torokeru Cheese on a thick slice of white bread 
2 Spread a generous amount of sugar (white, brown, or granulated) over the bread 
3 Toast the bread in a toaster oven until the sugar melts and becomes partially brown
4 Addicting Akuma no Toast Ready to eat, Enjoy Akuma no Toast!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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