oftentimes, the answer to a long day is almost always lots of melted cheese between two perfectly grilled (and buttered) pieces of bread. the best part about a grilled cheese is you never really need a recipe, and let's be honest, you never really need an excuse. am i right?
the best thing you can do for yourself and your perfect grilled cheese, is... don't skimp on the cheese. for this mountain of melted glory, i used a blend of shredded cheddar, swiss and my all time grilled cheese staple and favorite, gruyere. oh, also. don't skimp on the butter either. i mean, you're already making a melted cheese sandwich, you might as well go all out right? use. real. butter. and. lots. of. it.
here's what you need
- 2 slices of good bread (your preference, sourdough, rustic italian, ciabatta, sky's the limit)
- 1-2 tbsp butter, softened
- shredded cheddar cheese
- shredded swiss cheese
- shredded gruyere cheese
here's how to do it
the key to achieving a golden crust, with gooey cheese and not burning the sandwich, is to heat your frying or grill pan to low-medium heat and let each side slowly toast. spread the softened butter on the outsides of each slice of bread and when pan is ready, place one slice, buttered side down. add the cheese in an even layer on the bread and top with second slice, buttered side up.
when the bottom slice has reached a nice, golden crust, master your flipping skills and carefully flip over. when the second slice is also perfectly golden, you've just made melted heaven and are ready to dive right in. (i won't blame you if you eat it straight from the pan)... enjoy!