The bar for grilled cheese sandwiches has been raised.
It may be just bread and cheese, in the end, plus heat, but given the vast universe of cheese, breads, condiments, olives, vegetables, and such, exploring the grilled-cheeseverse, which is like a universe for grilled cheese, is a melty must. Cheeses higher in carbs are often higher in lactose which is a no-no, but if the carb count is low, it's time for a grilled cheese party!
"You could put anything in between two slices of bread and make it into a grilled cheese sandwich, and everybody loves it", says Al Scazafave, a veteran Bergen County chef and former chef and partner of Twisted Elm in Elmwood Park.
They are giving away free classic "melts" Wednesday in honor of National Grilled Cheese Day.
Still recovering from our fondue evening last night, we are THRILLED to announce that today is International Grilled Cheese (toasted sandwich) Day.
What's your favorite cheese to use?
The Pop Shop's Calvert grilled cheese (jack, roast turkey, bacon and avocado on focaccia) is even famous, once featured on The Food Network in a throwdown with Bobby Flay. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed would eat a "mystery" grilled cheese, without any clue of what's inside! The smooth, creamy cheese combines perfectly with the spiciness of the jam. Though, if you're in the know-and now you are!-you can also order it á la carte at dinner. The foie gras isn't overly rich and the smoky pork balances the slightly sweet soup. Butter is the next "B", and a crucial ingredient in grilled cheese building.
The most "grilled cheese loving" cities are Baltimore, San Diego and Cincinnati, according to UberEATS. No, you really can't have too much of a good thing.