Thursday, April 12, 2007

How to make a great grilled cheese

2 slices of bread + cheese + heat = grilled cheese sandwich

The humble grilled cheese needn't be so one-dimensional. Think of the possibilities!! The variations on bread, the hundreds of cheeses, the plethora of potential fillings, not to mention condiments (ketchup, mustard, horseradish, etc.)

April is National Grilled Cheese Month. You've got all month to celebrate this wonderful invention so why not experiment with some of these options...

- sourdough
- calabrese
- baguette
- olive bread
- walnut
- tortillas

- fontina
- gruyere
- aged provolone
- mozzarella
- monterey jack
- cheddar
- halloumi

- Smoky: smoked ham or turkey
- Spicy: chorizo or salami
- Meaty: roast beef
- Tasty: BACON!!
- Healthy: mushrooms
- Upscale: truffles
- Fresh: tomatoes or pesto
- Zesty: roasted red peppers, sauteéd onions or jalapeños

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