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How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheezus How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese First We Feast


If your idea of the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich involves Kraft singles, Wonder Bread, and a Foreman grill, it’s time to step your game up. To help you properly upgrade the humble snack into a gourmet meal, chef Amy Stonionis of Murray’s Cheese Bar in NYC breaks down the golden rules of grilled cheese perfection, and gives you five tried-and-true combos that take it to the next level.

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1. Stack yo’ cheese(s): “Cheese is the star, bread is just the vehicle,” says Stonionis. Use a base cheese (like cheddar), a super-melty cheese (like fontina or Gruyère), and a flavor kick cheese (like a young Gouda).

3. Strictly butter, baby

Melt butter, then brush it onto the bread before you begin (this creates even browning).

Grilled cheeses pictured, from top to bottom:

  1. fontina, cheddar, Gouda
  2. chèvre, kale salad, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado
  3. NY state cheddar, bacon
  4. pepper jack, Peppadew peppers
  5. mac and cheese, pulled pork, caramelized onions (recipe below)
  6. smoked Gouda, roasted turkey, Peppadew peppers, spinach, chipotle mayo

Grilled Cheezus: How to Make the Ultimate Grilled Cheese

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