10 Life-Changing Grilled Cheese Combos
Poor grilled cheese. Although it holds a special place in our hearts, it’s often passed over in the innovation department. Toast plus melted cheese already equals tasty. Why mess with it?
Because a grilled cheese sandwich can be an ideal canvas for experimental flavor combos, that’s why. And why settle for delicious when you can have ZOMG-THIS-CHANGED-MY-LIFE delicious?
Here are a few grilled cheese sandwiches to try pronto.
1. Lobster, Vermont Cheddar, Gruyère and Parmesan
Grilled cheese doesn’t need lobster to be awesome, but it sure doesn’t hurt. So goes the thinking at The Brooklyn Diner in New York City, which makes a wonderfully over-the-top grilled cheese with Vermont cheddar, Gruyère, Parmesan and buttery pieces of lobster.
2. Quince Jelly and Taleggio
Fromage-o-philes know that jams and jellies can be great paired with the right cheeses, but why not grill them together? Unctuous, creamy taleggio meets its match in a bright, tart quince jelly.
3. Bacon, Maple Syrup, Gruyère, and Asiago
Maple syrup needn’t be exclusively the domain of pancakes and French toast. We salute trailblazers like The Beer Belly in Los Angeles, which had the gall to put it on a grilled cheese sandwich. Our homage to their derring-do? This Gruyère, asiago, bacon and maple syrup combo.