April is National Grilled Cheese Month. In honor of all the gooey sandwiches we’ll undoubtedly be consuming in the coming weeks, here are 10 innovative grilled cheeses worth seeking out in the US.
Flamin’ Hot Doughnut Grilled Cheese
The Doughnut Project and beer garden Clinton Hall are taking the food world by storm with their Flamin’ Hot Doughnut Grilled Cheese. It’s a habanero bacon doughnut that’s drenched in butter and layered with mozzarella before getting tossed on the grill. To top it off, it’s served hanging over a bowl of house-made tomato soup. A limited number of these beauties are available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Clinton Hall until April 16.
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese in Boston, Cambridge, and Lynnfield, Mass.
Happy Spring everyone! Did you know that you can get this Muenster Club at all locations, even on the trucks? The expanded menu on the trucks also includes the Ham and Cheese and the Hot Honey Bacon! Here’s where you can find us this week: Monday Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park St) 11am – 7pm Dewey Sq 11am – 230pm Tuesday: no trucks on the road Wednesday Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park St) 11am – 7pm Thursday High St 11am – 230pm Friday Brewer Fountain Plaza (Park St) 11am – 7pm Dewey Sq 11am – 3pm Saturday Harvard Science Center 11am – 7pm Sunday Harvard Science Center 11am – 7pm 📷 @sporkitup
Roxy’s Muenster Club is a hot, melty mix of elements found in a classic club. With all-natural peppered turkey, North Country bacon, house-made guacamole, and Muenster, this monster sandwich is available on all of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese trucks and at their brick-and-mortar locations.
Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese
Boneyard Bistro in Los Angeles
This spicy variation from Boneyard Bistro contains jack, cheddar, cream cheese, crispy onions, and jalapeño strips. Pressed between two slices of crispy bread and served with shoestring spuds on the side, you’ll surely be satisfied with this sandwich.
Cheese Wizards in Seattle
Concocted by the Cheese Wizards, the Voldemortadella features provolone, mozzarella, cream cheese, mortadella, salami, and black forest ham, all stuffed between slices of herbed olive muffuletta. (And naturally, it’s advertised as a sandwich just for Dark Lord followers.)
Cheesie’s Pub & Grub in Chicago and Evanston, Ill.
This popular sandwich from Cheesie’s combines two childhood favorites: grilled cheese (obviously) and chicken tenders. Cheddar and mozzarella make up the melty part, while bacon, hot sauce, and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce are thrown in for good measure. Who says grilled cheese is just for kids?
The Big Cheezy in New Orleans
The Big Cheezy pays homage to its hometown with this succulent sammie. Sautéed Louisiana Gulf shrimp is surrounded in melted gouda and Swiss, remoulade, and caramelized onions. This is quintessential NOLA in grilled cheese form.
Grilled Cheese and Co. in Catonsville, Md.
For a less savory take, try the Sweetest Thing from Grilled Cheese and Co.; it’ll make you want to skip dinner and go straight to dessert. This sandwich is a balanced blend of Brie, raspberry mascarpone spread, and chocolate chips.
Jaleo in Washington, D.C.
Don’t let its straightforward name fool you. The Grilled Cheese at Jaleo—owned by renowned chef José Andrés—elevates the American classic by adding a Spanish flair. Manchego, Murcia, Valdeón, and goat cheeses are sandwiched between rustic bread. Truffle oil and a side of honey aioli add decadence.
Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Rib
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck in Los Angeles
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The Cheesy Mac ‘n’ Rib from The Original Grilled Cheese Truck is comfort food central. It’s bursting with mac and cheese, smoked BBQ pork, caramelized onions, and melted sharp cheddar on French bread. Want to spice it up? Order it with a special jalapeño crust, available for all of their sandwiches.
Gouda Grilled Cheese
The Queens Kickshaw in Astoria, N.Y.
The Queens Kickshaw is the place to get grilled cheese in this NYC borough, and their most adventurous toastie is called the Gouda. With pickled jalapeños, guava jam, black bean hummus, and gouda on brioche, this inspired sandwich is for foodies looking for a delicate balance of flavors and textures.
Feature Photo Credit: Cheesie’s Pub & Grub