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Amp Up Your Grilled Cheese in One Easy Step


grilled cheese with parmesan crust

Grilled cheese is a classic for a reason: it’s quick, simple, andoh, yeahdelicious. Yet, sometimes you need to put a twist on the tried-and-true Wonder Bread and Kraft Singles grillie for something a little more special. In those times of need, you can turn to this one easy trick to make a crispier, nuttier, and most importantly, cheesier grilled cheese.

A sprinkling of a hard, aged cheese like Parmesan or Pecorino Romano onto the buttered bread before you toast it adds an amazing dimension to the final sandwich. As the sandwich cooks, the outside cheese melts, fuses together, browns, and crisps up, much like frico.

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Photo by Christine Gallary

Written by Alicia Hahn

Alicia Hahn is an online editorial intern for culture who excels at eating and enjoys writing, crosswords, and cooking (preferably with cheese). Originally from San Francisco, she moved to Boston for school and fell in love with the city (despite an annual campaign against winter). Her favorite place to be is the farmers’ market, where she finds weird and exciting ingredients to make or break her next meal.

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