Time to melt: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Did you know that April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!?

Grilled cheese has always been one of my favorite comfort foods — and I know I’m not alone: People have been loving its ease and possibilities for nearly 100 years. “The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920’s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich,” says the National Day Calendar.

Grilled cheese now is even better with experimentation, adding pesto and tomatoes, using sour dough and apple jelly, or adding chutney and brie. I used to love trying out the sale cheeses at QFC to see which ones made the best sandwich (Port Salut is my favorite). Then of course all the wonderful things you can dip it in…

Here are a few books in the library to get your grilled cheese experiment on:

Grilled Cheese Kitchen: Bread + Cheese + Everything in Between by Heidi Gibson

Melted cheese between slices of toasted bread — the ultimate in comfort food. This mouthwatering cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes created by Heidi Gibson, winner of seven grilled cheese championships and the co-owner (with husband Nate) of the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco.

 

 

Grilled Cheese, Please!: 50 Scrumptiously Cheesy Recipes by Laura Werlin

A collection of fifty recipes that offers variations of the traditional grilled cheese sandwich.

 

Grilled Cheese: 50 Recipes to Make You Melt by Marlena Spieler

Toasted golden in a pan or browned to melty perfection under the broiler, grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food — and a meal in itself. And believe it or not, it just got better. Author Marlena Spieler has created 50 mouthwatering new takes on this fromagophile’s favorite.

This Seattle Met article by Kathryn Robinson last April highlights some of Seattle’s grilled cheesy eateries. I can attest the Cheese Wizards are amazing!

Do you have a favorite grilled cheese combo? A favorite place to get your grilled cheese fix?

~posted by Kara P.

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One Response to Time to melt: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

  1. DTS says:

    With a special nod to the “Cheese Wizards” food truck for the yummiest grilled cheese sammys on the go!

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