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Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese sandwich? Whether enjoyed on its own or dunked into creamy tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food.
While we can all agree that a grilled cheese can be ah-mazing, how we achieve that golden, crispy, gooey deliciousness can vary tremendously. Here are some tips:
You can use a loaf purchased at the grocery store, or a grainy homemade bread baked to perfection. The key is to not have a bread sliced so thinly that the cheese oozes through the bread’s air bubbles. You also don’t want slices so thick that the heat from your pan or griddle can’t melt the cheese.
Some people like using butter to brown the outer slices, while others prefer mayonnaise. We like mascarpone for a bit of extra creaminess.
Not just any kind will do; it must melt easily and deliver great flavor. For example, aged, crumbly cheeses like parmesan will add flavor but won’t melt well. Instead, try something like crescenza or provolone for both flavor and optimal meltability.
Get creative and dress up your grilled cheese with a tangy spread, preserves, cured meats, or veggies.
When it comes time to cook, make sure to heat the sandwich low and slow. Your patience will be rewarded with a grilled cheese that’s perfectly browned on the outside and warm and melted on the inside.
Our all-natural cheeses are perfect for the most discerning palate. Whether you’re spicing things up with Peperoncino®, adding depth of flavor with Italico™, or making it extra melty with Crescenza-Stracchino, La Bottega di BelGioioso takes the humble grilled cheese from “blah” to “brilliant.”