Tip #1: Be Choosy About Cheese
Not all cheese is created equal. Some cheese is best for grating, some is perfect for slicing and others have the ideal melt. But let’s face it, classic, sliced American cheese is the hand’s down favorite of kids and adults alike. It has a mild flavor and melts perfectly. And did you know? American cheese was originally only white, but now is widely available in yellow too.
Tip #2: Restraint is Key
It is tempting to layer too much cheese on the sandwich because the gooeyness is so irresistible, but try to restrain yourself. Add too much cheese and the bread will burn before the center of the cheese is nicely melted.
Apply the same approach to butter. The novice grilled cheese chef tends to spread too much butter on the grilling sides of bread, leaving it greasy and slick. Think “subtle butter” and you’ll be so much happier with your crisp (not soggy!) grilled sandwich bread.
Tip #3: Don’t Fire Up the Grill
Though called “grilled” cheese, almost no one really fires up their grills to make this perennial favorite. But keep a burning image in mind as a reminder to avoid too much flame. Grilled cheese sandwiches are best when made on a flat grill pan with medium heat, and dose of patience. Allow for slow browning so the cheese has time to melt. You can encourage it along by pressing down with something heavy (or just your typical spatula!).
Tip #4: Cheese + ?
You know the old adage: anything is better with cheese melted on it. So have fun experimenting with your favorite cheese pairings. Will it be caramelized onions? Roasted red peppers? Sliced fresh tomatoes? Smoked turkey? Savory ham? The options are endless. May we recommend this mouthwatering idea? Grilled Wisconsin Havarti Sandwich With Spiced Apples. It is a palate pleaser.
Choose your grilled cheese star out of all our delicious cheeses from Crystal Farms Cheese.