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Laura Werlin’s Tips for Buying Cheese, Serving Cheese and Making Grilled Cheese

If you’re like us, Grilled Cheese Month is yet another excuse to whip up a crispy, cheesy, buttery sandwich for lunch…or dinner…or breakfast. But don’t take to the stove blindly — follow these tips from grilled cheese guru Laura Werlin, and learn some other cheese facts while you’re at it.

Best cheeses for a grilled cheese sandwich are the basics—Monterey Jack, cheddar (not aged), gouda, Fontina, Gruyère, and Comté. No need to get fancy, but some of my favorite “branded” cheeses for grilled cheese are Pleasant Ridge Reserve from Uplands Cheese Company Wisconsin and Wagon Wheel from Cowgirl Creamery in California. You can’t go wrong with either one—or both on the same sandwich!

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Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's former editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she holds a BFA in creative writing from University of Maine at Farmington.