Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fromage, Queso, Cheese, Heaven

Fall is here and thus is my favorite weekend lunch or dinner too-tomato basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Kelly at Part of Life is Having a Good Ponytail recently posted about this as well-it is such a beloved meal.

It has got me thinking, as I have had my fair share of probably hundreds of grilled cheese sandwiches in my life, of what is the best cheese?

Cheddar is too sharp for me. I hate to think my taste buds are changing because I do love a good slice on its own. However I did not care for it so much in the grilled cheese sliced-perhaps it was too thick and a shredded variety would have been better.

I have to be in the mood for Kraft/American cheese singles. They are strictly designed for grilled cheeses and a favorite childhood memory of a classic sandwich.

Truth be told, I am such a nut for mozzarella, most of my grilled cheeses have been of the Caprese variety lately-sliced mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil, which I make panini style in my panini press (thanks mom!) Sidenote-those things are a B to clean but so worth it for the panini.

So what is your favorite fromage for a grilled cheese sandwich? Gruyere? Four cheese shredded blends? I love a good recommendation!


LeeElle said...

I love me some grilled cheese. My go to combo is muenster cheese with potato bread (I personally am not grilled cheese on wheat bread fan). However, while I was in San Fransisco I was introduced to a brie grilled cheese. OH. MY. But seriously brie is good on anything.

Ong said...

Standard grilled cheese - Deluxe deli American slices. Fancy grilled cheese - sharp provolone, also great in a toasted tomato sandwich.

Erin said...

LeeElle-omg brie is heavenly on grilled cheese! I haven't had potato bread-I'll have to try that. Kerri introduced me to Trader Joe's English muffin bread which is TO DIE FOR. Agreed on the wheat bread.

Andrea-I love it-DELUXE American cheese. And sharp provolone? Yum!

Kelly said...

Ooh I'm going to have to try the Caprese variety! That sounds delish!