National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is on April 12, the perfect day to celebrate the gooey goodness of melted cheese and toasty bread. How do you make your grilled cheese? There are two schools: The first puts cheese between bread and grills, flipping when browned on one side to brown on the other. The second puts cheese between the bread and then sprinkles more cheese on a buttered grill, grilling the sandwich in the cheese on the grill. Which school are you in? Is it the creamy, buttery melted cheese between the slices? Or the toasted, crunchy cheese outside with that creamy, buttery melted cheese inside? Maybe you’re like us and opt for both. Whichever grilled cheese you love, make sure to enjoy it on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!
Why We Love National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
A. They are the ultimate comfort food
Grilled cheese sandwiches remind us of the good times in life, of being kids and having our moms make us grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch, of being a little older and craving something warm and deciding grilled cheese counts as cooking.
B. They go well with everything
Grilled cheese and tomato soup is the most classic combination, but grilled cheese goes well with everything. Soup, salad, milkshakes, sodas — the salty sandwich makes any meal better.
C. They offer an opportunity to explore the cheese case
However it is set up – by texture, by country, by variety – that cheese case is your friend. Go through it systematically and make cheese combinations that will elevate your grilled cheese experience.
How to Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
1. Make a sandwich
There is no better way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day than by getting your grilled cheese on. Bread, butter, cheese, go!
2. Grilled cheese sandwiches and friends go together
Share the love with a grilled cheese party. Cut some grilled cheese sandwiches into cute little triangles and put them on a warm platter next to a plate of “finger food” veggies for perfect party munchies. You could even set up a pot of cheese fondue and a platter of toasted bread so everyone makes their own melty cheese sandwiches at the table.
3. Make a romantic meal for two
Grill your significant other’s favorite cheese sandwich for a warm and gooey surprise romantic dinner. Give yourself points for picking the right wine (or craft beer) to pair with it. And don’t serve it on TV trays! Set a nice table and listen to rave reviews between big cheesy mouthfuls.