Like many of you I love a gooey cripsy good grilled cheese sandwich. Over the years I have become quite fancy when making a grilled cheese sandwich, gearing away from just the old fashion bread and cheese.
Today, a grilled cheese sandwich is found on menus from delis to five star restaurants. Innovators have served it on bagels instead of white bread, experimented with different kinds of cheese, and even added meat or veges into the mix. The grilled cheese sandwich is not only a top favorite with children, but it’s also recognized as a comfort food for adults.
The grilled cheese sandwich has been around for nearly 100 years and it will surely remain a favorite for the next 100 thanks to holidays like… National Grilled Cheese Day. The popularity began in the 1920s in America, right along with the rise of inexpensive processed bread and cheese. In the U.S. it was first called a “toasted cheese” or “melted cheese” sandwich, then called a “cheese dream” which gained even more popularity during the Great Depression. But the grilled cheese sandwich went from a functional dinner item to a luxe dinner item thanks to a little help from Kraft Singles, which debuted in 1949.
It’s now 2015 and the nation is about to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day! I am sharing one of my many ways on how you too can fancy up your grilled cheese sandwich…but beware my fellow chefs because once you go fancy with a grilled cheese sandwich it’s hard to switch back. Enjoy and please subscribe! Bon appetite!
Interesting Fact: Americans consume more than two billion grilled cheese sandwiches a year. Wowzers!