Have You Mastered the Perfect Grilled Cheese?
A few simple tricks can help a popular comfort food—the grilled cheese sandwich—come out perfectly. For example, brush the tops of your bread with ultra soft or melted, unsalted butter for even cooking. Using quality bread is important, too. You should shred or grate cheese when it’s cold (easier to handle) but cooking cheese at room temperature is best for quick melting. Always cook on medium-low heat and, if available, use a non-stick skillet. After the first “flip,” press with a tool, like a spatula, heatproof plate or cake pan to get that crispy, golden-brown crust. It’s that easy to make perfect grilled cheese, every time.
Here are some gooey-delicious combinations to consider:
- Fresh chevre (a soft, unripened goat cheese) and thin sliced beets (roasted in balsamic honey vinegar) on multi-grain bread
- Brie (cow’s milk or use a triple crème goat brie) with cooked crumbled prosciutto and fig jam, on soft sourdough
- Jarlsberg, sautéed mushrooms, onions and orange marmalade on baguette
- Cheddar, apple and bacon on white
“GourMelt Grilled Cheese Truck is bringing hot, melted goodness your way! Our goal is to bring restaurant quality food to your location. We specialize in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches with many different melts to choose from, daily specials, sweet melts, homemade tomato soup, and more. We will fill your belly and melt your heart!” — Jessie Wantes and Haley Wood, owners, GOURMELT