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Take Grilled Cheese from “Blah” to “Brilliant”

The following content is sponsored and paid for by La Bottega di BelGioioso.

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.”

Beef Brisket Grilled Cheese with Italico™

Beef Brisket Grilled Cheese with La Bottega Di BelGioioso Italico™
The earthy, sweet notes of La Bottega di BelGioioso Italico™ pair perfectly with roasted beef brisket. Caramelized onions cooked in rum add another dimension of flavor, making this a truly grown-up version of grilled cheese.

Prosciutto and Apple Grilled Cheese with Crescenza-Stracchino and American Grana®

Prosciutto and Apple Grilled Cheese with Crescenza-Stracchino and American Grana®
Fresh Crescenza-Stracchino melts into creamy deliciousness in this artisan grilled cheese sandwich. Salty prosciutto and sweet apples are terrific complements to the slightly tangy, spreadable cheese.

Pear and Fried Onion Grilled Cheese with Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola, Pear and Fried Onion Grilled Cheese with BelGioioso’s Gorgonzola
The sweet, creamy flavor of this crumbly Gorgonzola with cow’s and sheep’s milk turns this simple pairing into a decadent grilled cheese sandwich, while slices of pear and onion offer contrasting textures.

La Bottega di BelGioioso

La Bottega di BelGioioso uses only hand selected first quality cheeses to ensure consistency and the best flavor, texture, aroma and authenticity. Each piece of cheese begins with the finest quality fresh local milk and only simple, pure ingredients, expertly crafted together with more than 130 years of cheesemaking tradition.