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Let's Dish: What Goes Into Your Perfect Grilled Cheese?

Let's Dish: What Goes Into Your Perfect Grilled Cheese?

Between writing about the new marketing push for Kraft Singles and Bobby Flay offering sandwich-making tips, I've had grilled cheese on the brain. I'm a particularly huge fan of Hog Island's version, as well as Party's rendition with taleggio, escarole, and onion jam. Today, I'm making a variation based on ingredients I have on hand: sweet butter, aged gruyere, and artisan Pugliese bread. What's your perfect combination?

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ViolaMorbid ViolaMorbid 5 years
Thick crusty french bread, Melty-but-not-oozy white irish cheddar cheese, paprika, black olives, and thick slices of kosher pickle. Now I'm really hungry...
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
Whole wheat, sliced American and ham. :)
deedoucette deedoucette 7 years
I don't know about perfect grilled cheese, but last night the boyfriend made me one that was just regular white bread, and cheddar cheese with hunks of ham and jalapenos and it was AWESOME.
taylor350 taylor350 7 years
tomatoes and mustard!
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 7 years
When I was on a remote island in the Grenadines, I had a really simple grilled cheese from the only hotel on the island. Sourdough, cheddar, swiss, and pineapple. HEAVENLY.
wunami wunami 7 years
Bread, cheese, butter. Done. I kind of feel like if you do anything else, it becomes a different kind of sandwich really. I really becomes a cheese and ____ sandwich or whatever.
dleighl dleighl 7 years
When we first got married I thought my husband was crazy because he would put peanut butter on his grilled cheese sandwiches. He finally badgered me into trying it, and I had to admit it was quite tasty. Now I eat it that way about half the time.
chicandcool chicandcool 7 years
Whole wheat panini, pesto, tomato, and mozarella!
jhig jhig 7 years
laellavita and I share the exact same taste for a perfect grill cheese. I would also add a sprinkle of Olive Oil. (sourdough bread, garlic herb butter, fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil & olive oil)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
More food porn, I see. :)
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
Whole wheat bread, marble cheese, and tomatoes. Mmmmmm!
emalove emalove 7 years
My favorite is grilled cheddar cheese with apple slices on sourdough bread. Soooo good. But I usually make a good ol' grilled cheese sandwich with American cheese and tomato slices.
laellavita laellavita 7 years
sourdough bread, garlic herb butter, fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil!
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
jenschu18, that is food PORN! :)
jenschu18 jenschu18 7 years
Apple honey oat bread, colby jack cheese and honey crisp apple slices. HEAVEN
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Mhmm, harvarti and dill and munster on white or sharp NY cheddar on a pita. Both with mustard on the side for dipping. Perfect :) And then there's the kraft singles and wonder bread. You can't let go of that classic.
TwistandShout TwistandShout 7 years
Colby jack and white bread is all I need... Especially if I've also got tomato soup on hand. Grilled cheese is a classic :]
lindssaurussss lindssaurussss 7 years
i like it with mayo.
kaybear kaybear 7 years
i love grilled cheese! My favorite is whole wheat bread with Gruyere, mozzarella, cheddar, and american cheese. yum!!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 7 years
Ezekiel bread, gruyere, tomato, spinach, and bacon. Yummmm. Or! Garlic & Herb Jack, Gorgonzola, Onion, Sun Dried Tomato Spread, and Pizza Sauce on Focaccia.
doogirl doogirl 7 years
Wow! So many great ideas in the comments! I like mine pretty basic, whole wheat bread, American cheese, and a couple of slices of ham. YUM!
maddyme maddyme 7 years
First, check this out: Heaven, and I can go! Yeah for living in the LA area. Now, for my favorite grilled cheese. I love the tang and the crunch. Sheepherders bread (or any good white bread) sharp cheddar, herbed feta, chopped red onions and thinly sliced tomato. Add all ingredients in layers, and use a grill pan to make the bread nice and crispy. Yummy!
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 7 years
I agree fuzzles, no matter how much I love a "grown up" version of this, I will never turn down the kid classic :)
ElizabethNicole ElizabethNicole 7 years
Swiss cheese and tomato on rye.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Whole Grain Bread, Swiss Cheese, Tomato and Spinach.
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