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Inside Out Grilled Cheese

Inside Out Grilled Cheese

This unique take on an old classic puts a crisp layer of cheese on the outside of the sandwich, pleasantly contrasting with the familiar gooey center.
Servings 1


  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 slices good melting cheese such as American or cheddar
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese
  • ounces Parmigiano Reggiano shredded


  • ►Heat a buttered pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Place both slices of bread on griddle.
  • ►On one slice, layer a slice of American followed by a slice of Swiss cheese. On the other slice, layer Swiss and then American. Allow bread to toast until lightly browned. Remove from the griddle and press the slices together.
  • ►Add more butter (as needed) to the griddle and lay half the Parmigiano Reggiano in the size and shape of a bread slice. Place sandwich on top of the melting Parmigiano and allow cheese to crisp and stick to the sandwich. Repeat on the other side.
  • ►Remove sandwich from heat and rest for 3 minutes before cutting in half.