Last Minute Necessities for National Grilled Cheese Day


Grilled cheese is an American classic. From the kid’s menu to your favorite jam band concert, the appeal of grilled cheese spreads far and wide. With avocado? An exotic cheese blend? Accompanied with tomato soup? The possibilities are endless.

Tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese Day, so let’s take a look at a few last minute necessities you’ll need in order to prepare.


As we alluded to above, grilled cheese doesn’t just have to be American cheese and white bread. There are many ways to elevate your grilled cheese, whether at home or as part of your foodservice operation’s lunch service. Let’s take a look at a few interesting ideas:

The Avocado Grilled Cheese

Take an avocado and slice a quarter of it with lime juice and lime zest to taste. Take two slices of sandwich bread with two slices of pepper jack cheese. Add the sliced avocado. Cook, flipping once, until golden.

Grilled Blue Cheese and Onion

Take two slices of marble rye with one slice each of muenster and soft blue cheese. Add caramelized onions and another slice of muenster. Cook, flipping once, until golden.

Roast Beef and Brie Grilled Cheese

Spread two slices of sourdough bread with dijon mustard and brie. Don’t forget to remove the rind. Sandwich it with caramelized onions and a slice of roasted beef. Cook, flipping once, until golden.


Making great grilled cheese begins with great ingredients, but that’s not all it takes. Because of its simplicity, each ingredient must be cooked to perfection in order to make sandwiches stand out from all the rest.

Induction Cooker with Fry Pan

Induction cooking is great for many reasons. It can be safer, easier to clean up, more efficient, and because the heat source comes from the pan itself, it can provide the perfect venue for cooking grilled cheese.

Panini Press

The other great grilled cheese cooking option is the panini press. With its distinct char marks, it provides a perfect, pressed sandwich that is crisped on the outside while melting the cheese on the inside. If you’re looking to avoid overcooked bread and undercooked cheese, a panini press is a great option.

Stop by the Alto-Hartley showroom on National Grilled Cheese Day to sample some of the recipes above. If you’re looking to pick up some equipment, be sure to bring the 10% off coupon below.

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