How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

09 March, 2021

A croquet monsieur is a delicious French grilled cheese sandwich that is made with soft sourdough bread, gruyere cheese, smoked ham and creamy mustard mayo.

What is the Best Cheese for a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Cheddar is the best cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich, but you can use other cheeses such as Colby, Provolone, Camembert, Monterey Jack, Taleggio or Emmenthal. The cheese should be soft and mild in flavour. The question remains, however, whether it should be grated or sliced. That's a matter of personal taste, sliced cheese will not melt as much and will give you a firmer, more solid filling. Grated cheese will provide a much softer filling that will form cheese strings when pulled apart. 

What Sauce is Best with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Mayonnaise works very well, as do traditional English condiments, mustard and brown sauce. Ketchup should never be put anywhere near a grilled cheese sandwich. A side of hollandaise sauce goes down very well too, if you feel like you want to elevate your grilled cheese from lunch to brunch status. A tomato or onion-based relish also gives that bit of sweetness that's so nice.

What's the Best Way to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich?

Despite its name, grilling is not necessarily the best way to make a grilled cheese sandwich, as it will melt the cheese on top but leave the bread uncooked underneath. The best way to make a grilled cheese sandwich is in a cast-iron skillet. An alternative is in a sandwich maker or sandwich grill, which does an adequate job.