The grilled cheese sandwich is so beloved, it gets its own day (April 12), and its own month (April). With such a simple and classic recipe, there are many ways to get creative, with the first step being experimenting with different types of cheeses.
As Grilled Cheese Month comes to an end, we leave you with this parting gift. Thanks to the folks at Thrillist.com, we are counting down the best cheeses for making grilled cheese sandwiches according to Matt Fish, founder of Cleveland’s famous Melt Bar and Grilled.
10 (Tie). Blue or Feta
More of specialty cheeses, these two offer amazing flavor (combined or separately), but lack the gooeyness of a traditional grilled cheese.
8. Goat Cheese
A pricier choice of cheese for the sandwich, its creaminess allows for easy distribution and great flavor. It can offer a great complimentary flavor and texture to other cheeses as well.
Havarti offers a buttery cheese texture with great flavor. But beware – “it almost melts too well sometimes.”
Swiss delivers both distinct flavor and an excellent gooey texture when it melts. Again, Fish issues a warning about quality – “the better ones have more consistent holes. Cheaper ones, they’re going to be all over the place.”
5. Sharp Cheddar
A popular favorite, this cheese melts well with a strong, tasty flavor.
Mild flavor with great melting abilities, Muenster delivers a nice texture to the grilled cheese. Great on its own or mixed with other cheeses.
A favorite among many, Provolone is a natural choice. According to Fish, “It adds stability to the sandwich and it looks good.”
2. Pepper Jack
Depending on your taste buds, you can go with a milder flavor or crank up the heat. Either way, this cheese brings a great flavor profile.
What else would be number 1? American cheese delivers the awesome gooey, melted cheese texture we all know and love.
What kind of cheese(s) does your favorite grilled cheese recipe call for? As you know, we like to mix it up with three cheeses, because, well, the more the merrier. Let us know what you use on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Enjoy our 3-Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich and more at Your Neighborhood Deli in Pomona. We’re open Monday-Saturday 10:30am-7:30pm.