How To Make A Transcendent Grilled Cheese
Make the perfect, most delicious grilled cheese sandwich with these tips from Nicole Fewell, owner of Calgary’s Cheezy Bizness food truck.
Craving an ooey gooey treat? Follow our tips to be the master of the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
(Photo: Jason Dziver)
1. The Right Tool
To begin, use a non-stick frying pan or skillet on a low heat-if you try to work too fast, the bread will cook before the cheese melts.
2. The Right Bread
Source quality white bread from a bakery. The high sugar content of processed bread makes it burn faster and white bread has a more neutral flavour than brown that lets the flavours of the filling shine.
3. The Right Cheese
For the tastiest results pick local cheeses that haven’t been processed, and grate them so they melt faster. A blend of old white cheddar and gruyere gives a nice kick for the basic grilled cheese.
What makes the grilled cheese sandwich decadent is applying a thin layer of salted butter to the exterior sides of each slice of bread.
5. A Little Extra On The Side
Make sure there are a few different flavours going on for balance-experiment with combinations of sweet, savoury, salty, spicy and creamy. Figs, olives and goat ricotta work well for a Mediterranean-inspired snack. The crispiness of toasted bread and the gooiness of melted cheese create a wonderful contrast in textures. You can add pickles, onions or bacon to a standard grilled cheese for extra crunch.