The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is made with three types of cheese, sourdough bread and a butter/mayo spread.
It's the best grilled cheese you'll ever have!
So what makes this the BEST Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ever?
Let's start with the best bread to use for grilled cheese sandwiches.
Sourdough bread is the perfect base for this sandwich because it's thick and crusty. It can stand up to all that ooey, gooey cheese!
If you don't make your own sourdough bread, which you should totally do, just grab a loaf at the store.
Use any type of crusty bread you can get your hands on!
Next let's talk about the spread that's used to create the perfect buttery outside.
Equal parts of room temperature butter and mayonnaise are mixed together to coat the outside of the bread slices.
This combination creates that golden, crispy outside crust we all love.
The mayo adds a little bit of tang and you'll get a less "greasy" bread on the outside!
Three types of cheese are used for this grilled cheese sandwich.
- American Cheese
- Gruyere Cheese
- White Cheddar
Make sure you get the American Cheese from the deli (not the fake stuff).
The combination of these cheeses melt together and give the most perfect flavor profile!
How to make the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich
The real secret to a great grilled cheese is to cook the sandwich low and slow. Use low to medium-low heat.
Cook each side for about 4-5 minutes in order to get that perfect golden crust and allow the cheeses to melt all the way through.
Put a lid or something on to top of the sandwiches while they cook to help weight them down.
What's the perfect grilled cheese sandwich without a piping hot bowl of homemade tomato soup?
You've got to try my tomato soup recipe if you decide to make one of these bad boys.
It's comfort food perfection!
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. Reheat in a greased skillet.
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Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- Prepare the butter and mayo spread: In a small bowl, mix the butter and mayo together until smooth.
- Assemble sandwiches: Lay the bread slices onto a cutting board. Spread each slice of bread on one side with the butter/mayo mixture. Turn 4 of the slices over and evenly distribute the cheese mixture on top. Place the remaining bread slices on top of the cheese with the buttered side facing outwards.
- Cook sandwiches: Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Place two sandwiches in the skillet and place a lid on top to help weight them down. Cook for 4-5 minutes, checking to make sure the bread is browning slowly and evenly. Flip over, press down with the lid and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
- Remove from the skillet, repeat with remaining sandwiches and serve immediately.