Top Grilled Cheese Recipes
Say cheese! Grilled cheese, that is.
April 12th is Grilled Cheese Day, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate all things molten and gooey than by exploring the one and only grilled cheese sandwich—the perfect canvas for melted masterpieces. And we don’t mind saying, with the boldest flavor and freshest ingredients, our farmers’ award-winning best cheeses were made for Grilled Cheese Day.
On the surface, a grilled cheese is simple. Bread + butter + cheese. Add low heat and patience and you’re on your way to grilled greatness. And, to be sure, the classic grilled cheese is a classic for a reason. After all, who doesn’t love the buttery, crispy crust of perfectly grilled bread and the molten gooey center of well-melted cheese? That first bite is pure heaven.
But the grilled cheese is actually one of the most versatile foods out there, capable of incredible culinary heights that might surprise even the most loyal grilled cheese enthusiast.
So, in honor of Grilled Cheese Day, we’re getting good and cheesy and sharing some of our all-time favorite grilled cheese creations for you to try, featuring some flavor combinations that may surprise you, but will always leave you wanting another bite. Join us on this guided tour through grilled cheese paradise. We promise your taste buds—and your lunch/dinner guests—will thank you.
Let’s make some sandwiches.
Ultimate Spicy Grilled Cheese: This spicy grilled cheese has crispy cheddar and jalapenos on the outside and gooey Pepper Jack with habanero peppers on the inside.
Umami Grilled Cheese: Our garlic herb grilled cheese with fresh tomato and anchovy aioli is a fresh, grown-up take on the classic.
Griddled Rachel Sandwiches: Roasted turkey, tangy sauerkraut, and nutty Alpine Cheddar. Like a Reuben—only better.
BBQ Shredded Chicken Grilled Cheese: Pepper jack, mashed avocado, and shredded chicken to satisfy any BBQ craving.
Pesto & Arugula Grilled Cheese: A sophisticated spin with pesto, sharp cheddar, and fresh arugula. A delightfully delectable way to eat your veggies!
California Classic Grilled Cheese: Juicy tomato, ripe avocado, and spicy Pepper Jack to bring some heat. Simple, savory, perfect.
The Ver-monte Cristo: A hot ham and cheese dream, dipped in egg batter, then griddled to grilled cheese perfection.
Focaccia Grilled Cheese: A crowd pleaser, and feeder, made with mounds of sharp cheddar and a big hunk of focaccia. Add crumbled bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, or whatever you’re in the mood for!
Poblano Grilled Cheese: Spicy poblano peppers, sharp cheddar, and a kiss of lime juice give this grilled cheese unforgettable flavor and flare.
Still hungry? Don't worry, our amazing archives for all things Grilled Cheese have you covered:
- Learn to pair luscious grilled cheese sandwiches with your favorite wines—further proof that grilled cheese can do anything.
- Throw a heart-melting, guest-wowing Grilled Cheese Party.
- Mix it up with grilled cheesy quesadillas.
Grilled Cheese Day only comes around once a year. We say get yourself some good bread, pile the cheddar high, let the cheese get gooey and perfect, and make it the most delicious day of the year. Cheers, and enjoy!