Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! I don’t know who comes up with these official food holidays, but I can’t complain about celebrating grilled cheese. Toasted bread and melted cheese is the foundation of an excellent sandwich.
Tillamook invited me to participate in their National Grilled Cheese Month Recipepalooza, and I quickly began brainstorming. Grilled cheese sandwiches are wonderful as they are, but I wanted to add something extra to make them even better. Caramelized onions, bacon, pepper jack, and jalapeños were considered, but I stuck with the basics: sharp cheddar and whole wheat bread, the flavors of my childhood. The special touch? Brown butter, which has a nutty and more complex flavor than regular butter.
Brown butter is easy to make: you simply cook the butter a little longer until it turns brown. It’s easy to burn, so cook over low heat – you’ll want that for the grilled cheese anyway, so you can melt the cheese without burning the bread. You’ll end up with a crispy grilled cheese that’s tough to beat.
Tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese day – how will you celebrate?
P.S. I know I promised 4 Nutella posts in a row in the Nutella & Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies post, but I decided to space them out. Don’t worry, you’ll see more Nutella here soon!
Brown Butter Grilled Cheese
Makes 1 sandwich
- 1/2 tbsp butter
- 2 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 slices sharp cheddar cheese
Disclaimer: Tillamook sent me cheese to sample. All opinions expressed are my own.