Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
The technique and the ingredients you choose make the difference between a good grilled cheese sandwich and a great grilled cheese sandwich.
Why This Recipe Works
In our Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches recipe, the right ingredients coupled with the proper technique gave us perfect sandwiches. Buttering the bread—not the pan—gave our sandwiches the most even browning. Cooking the sandwiches over medium-low heat allowed the cheese to melt evenly and the bread to brown deeply. Sharp cheddar cheese and smooth-melting Monterey Jack provided the best combination of flavor and texture for the sandwiches. For a crisp crust, we pressed the grilled cheese sandwiches with a cake pan to mimic a panini press.