There’s something sweet and nostalgic about a simple grilled cheese. You can’t really go wrong with melty, gooey cheese on toasty, buttery bread. But, there’s a time and a place for simple, and with the addition of a few key ingredients, grilled cheese can go from a timeless classic to an impressive culinary endeavor.
The origin of grilled cheese as an All-American staple likely dates back to the Great Depression when food options were limited and pantry staples prevailed. According to Farmers’ Almanac, the grilled cheese was called a “cheese dream” in a 1918 edition of Good Housekeeping. Chic!
Whether you call it a cheese dream, a panini, a quesadilla, a croque-monsieur, cheese on toast, or just a simple grilled cheese, there’s no denying that you’ll feel warm all over with just one bite.
In Chicago? Check out Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese. New Yorkers have a soft spot for Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. And in Madison, Wisconsin, where cheese is a national sport, you can try the fan-favorite stuffed grilled cheese at The Alchemy Cafe.
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