When it comes to comfort food, there’s almost nothing better than warm melted cheese sandwiched between two buttery slices of bread. But are there certain cheeses in grilled cheese recipes that make for a better melt? I asked a handful of cheese experts to find out what it takes to make the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. If you’re ready for an over-the-top cheesetastic experience, then you’ll love these grilled cheese recipes that pay homage to fromage.
1.) Heaven in Vermont (with Sharp Cheddar)
“My absolute favorite out of all grilled cheese recipes is called Heaven in Vermont. The combination of sharp cheddar and sweet maple syrup with salty bacon is irresistible! It’s a New England favorite. Cabot’s Seriously Sharp cheddar has the amazing bite of high-end cheddar but melts like a dream for grilled cheese and mac & cheese, too.” – Candace Karu, Favorite Foodie for Cabot Creamery Cooperative
- 1 tablespoon Cabot salted butter
- 4 slices whole wheat bread, preferably organic
- 4 ounces Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar, sliced
- 6 slices applewood smoked bacon, cooked until crisp
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat.
Top two bread slices with cheese and bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup and press remaining bread slices on top.
Transfer to skillet and cook slowly until golden on underside, reducing heat if needed. Turn and cook until sandwiches are golden on second side and cheese is melted.
Makes: 2 sandwiches