Grilled Cheese, Please! 10 Recipes to Upgrade a Classic Sandwich

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Grilled Cheese Month, more commonly known as April, is drawing to a close. If you’ve missed out on the celebrations of gooey, cheesy goodness so far, you still have plenty of time to heat up a skillet and get grilling. The ubiquitous, classic grilled cheese is something just about everyone knows how to make: American cheese between white bread is buttered and grilled. But there are so many more options for this childhood classic. They may not be your mama’s version, but we’ve got 10 sandwiches that will change the way you think about grilled cheese.



1. Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Saveur says this cracks the code on creating the best grilled cheese possible. In order to have the best of the best in the grilled cheese world, you need to use low heat when cooking your sandwiches — this will bring out the flavors of your cheese for ultimate enjoyment. You also need to be very liberal in your application of butter, because this will create that perfectly crisp texture. Comté was chosen for its nutty taste, but the same rules apply no matter what cheese you think makes for the end all, be all of grilled cheese.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 thick slices sourdough bread
  • 1 (8-ounce) piece comté cheese, grated

Directions: Spread butter evenly on both sides of each slice of bread. Put half the cheese on one slice and half on another. Top each with remaining bread slices. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet (or nonstick skillet) over medium-low heat. Add sandwiches to skillet and cook, flipping once with a metal spatula, until golden brown and crusty on both sides, 18-20 minutes. Transfer sandwiches to a cutting board and slice in half with a knife. Serve warm.

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