Place oil in a heavy pot with lid and heat over medium high heat. Add corn and pop, shaking the pan until popping slows to 2 or 3 seconds between pops. Melt butter with garlic in microwave 15 seconds on high. Discard garlic clove. Pour butter over corn and add cheese to corn. Turn to coat. Season corn with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray