Grilled cheese sandwiches are deceptively simple. They hit all the pleasure points – melty, buttery, crunchy perfection! But what if you could elevate your eating experience?
I know. How can you improve on perfection?
But, you can!
How To Up Your Basic GC Game
Some cheese melts well while others add depth of flavor. A combination of two or more will strike a great balance. For melting you cannot go wrong with Mild cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Swiss, and Mozzarella. These are younger and have more moisture. But, for a flavor impact you need something aged. Try a sharp cheddar, aged Swiss, Asiago, or Gruyère.
Pro-Tip: Do not just slap a slice on the bread. Break them a part and overlap them so the flavors meld.
Use dense bread with small holes like a hearty white sandwich or country bread. The cheese won’t melt through. That being said, maybe you want a nice tangy, adult flavor that only a crusty sourdough can impart. #RulesAreMeantToBeBroken
EMBRACE THE FAT
Use fat generously – spread the butter or mayonnaise across your bread from end to end Butter is a classic. Nothing else will give you that butter flavor. However, mayo has a higher smoke point and can give a tangy zip of flavor. Want to get real crazy? Two words – bacon fat. You are most welcome.
Get low, low, low, low, low, low, low. Low and slow is the way. It will not take that much longer, ten minutes max! It is how you get perfectly toasted bread.
National Grilled Cheese Day is a great excuse to get down to business and eat! But, if you have been on repeat lately we have some amazing options to mix things up.
Now, Let’s Get Grilling!
Challah Grilled Cheese
from Cool Food Dude
Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
from Bless This Mess Please
The Grilled Cheese From The Chef
from Baking Steel
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese
from Erhardts Eat
Figgy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Pear
from Purple Carrot
from The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich
from Leite’s Culinaria
Massimo Bottura’s 5-Ingredient Grilled Cheese
Minnie Mouse Grilled Cheese Sandwich
from Disney Family
Brown Butter Sage and Sweet Apple Grilled Cheese
from Simply Beautiful Eating
Keto Grilled Cheese
from Here to Cook
Garlic Sage Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich
from XO and So
Mini Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
from Boston Globe
Southwest Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
by Hip Mama’s Place
Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
from Now Cook This
from Don’t Waste the Crumbs
Slow Cooker French Dip Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
from Thriving Home Blog
Do you need more ideas! I mean, who doesn’t need more inspiration to put bread, butter, and cheese together? Check out The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic, by Eric Greenspan.