How to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich plus 7 lip-smacking recipes
Happy Grilled Cheese Day! Yes, there’s an entire day dedicated to the best comfort food there is – the cheese toastie! And we’re here to tell you how to do it justice on 12 April.
1. The best bread to use
Choose a bread that’s sturdy enough to hold excessive amounts of cheese without falling apart. White bread and sourdough work well.
2. Butter it up
Don’t be shy when it comes to the butter. Butter your bread on both sides and, to prevent your sandwich from burning, you can also mix a little bit of mayonnaise into your butter.
3. Cheesy matters
A flavourful cheddar is a must, but you can add any other cheese you have on hand for extra oomph. The most important tip, either way, is to not be shy! Grate your cheese to ensure it spreads evenly and pile it in so that every bite you take is a cheesy mouthful.
4. Cooking your grilled cheese
Some people swear you have to start it in the oven to get a perfectly gooey, cheesy delight, but the same effect can be had in the pan – just start on low heat with your sandwich open so the cheese has a chance to melt. Place your two slices of bread in the pan over low heat and top each slice evenly with a generous amount of cheese. Once you see the cheese start to melt at the edges, flip one slice over the other and continue to cook until golden brown on both sides.
Have you perfected your grilled cheese and are ready to try something new? Then check out these variations of the cheese toastie: