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Do you know what my family loves any day, any time, any where? Grilled Cheese. It's truly a family dinner favorite. I can serve grilled cheese by itself, with tomato soup, with a salad, with a slab of meat inside (otherwise known as a patti melt :)), or double stacked and filled with veggies. It really doesn't matter, my family will take a grilled cheese any which way they can get one.
And you know, it dawned on me...
I have never made them a proper grilled cheese. Like, on the grill. Grilled for real. Have you? Have you made a grilled cheese that is actually properly grilled?
I know!?! It's a smacking forehead kind of moment, isn't it. Light bulb...aha! Why not make a grilled-grilled cheese?
Like all grilled cheese sandwiches, making one on the grill is simple and fast. You need the basics of butter (don't sub this out! a little butter is good for the soul!), cheese, and thick bread.
Now, my hubby is from Wisconsin, my kids were born there, and we spent 15 years there. So, I'm super proud to use Crystal Farms® Cheese which is from...Wisconsin, of course. AND they use natural ingredients and few preservatives. Quality and from Wisconsin. That's the same thing Nate tells me ;) But hey, did you know that Crystal Farms® has a shredded Gouda? Mind blown.
Shredded Gouda is my new cheese favorite and is regularly in my fridge drawer. Along with extra sharp cheddar, of course. What isn't shown in my supplies picture is the slices of Crystal Farms® Swiss cheese, a favorite in our family's grilled cheese. An easy way to elevate grilled cheese is to use multiple kinds of cheese. Then you have a gourmet grilled cheese fit to sit along a salad and cob of corn.
Every. single. person. has a different way of making grilled cheese on the stove. Did you know that? Ask your friend how they make it. You'll be amazed at the strong opinions that they'll give about why their way is the best way.
Since we are doing these on the grill and not on the stove, there isn't too much room for differences and my way IS the best way. We need to spread melted butter on the bread (melt it first so that you get an even spread), and then toast one side of the bread to get it warm and crispy and ready for cheese.
Then flip the bread over to the other side and spread your cheese on the hot side. Make sure your grill is down on low. Low and slow to melt that cheese! How low can you go. I'm totally thinking about James Earl Jones' voice. Low. And totally awesome!
Close the grill cover and give the cheese a couple beats to melt down.
When the cheese starts melting and getting gooey, put those two sides together and finish until you get the toastiness you prefer.
Eat up that cheesy goodness, baby! Dip it in ketchup, serve it with au jus, or just eat it plain. It really doesn't get much better than that!
30 minutes for a yummy family dinner that lives up to it's name...Grilled Cheese.
Grilled Grilled Cheese
- 2 slices of texas toast
- 1 slice of swiss cheese
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of shredded gouda cheese
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Spread melted butter on both sides of the bread and place the slices on the grill.
- Toast one side on medium heat, flip the bread over.
- Put the shredded cheese on one piece of the bread and the sliced cheese on the other.
- Close the grill and melt the cheese.
- Smoosh the cheesy breads together and continue toasting to the desired color.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms® Cheese. The opinions and text are all mine.