Ways to Take Your Grilled Cheese to the Next Level

Grilled cheese tips
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As one of the best comfort foods—delicious at any time of day for all ages, and eminently customizable—grilled cheese is comes close to being a perfect food. The classic grilled cheese is delicious, but there’s many ways to take things up a notch if you’re looking to get into the weeds culinarily. Here are just a few suggestions.

Add Fruit

Most people know that fruit and cheese are a great combination. But when it comes to grilled cheese it can really make a big difference. Fresh fruit and melted or creamy cheese will give you that perfect combo of sweet and salty plus warm and cold. Another great option is to spread jam on your bread before you add the cheese, which adds just the right amount of sweetness.


Yes, you read that right. This will speak to the sweet and salty craving, but beyond that, dark chocolate can also add a wonderful bitterness and even a crunch to a brighter, creamier cheese like brie.


If you prefer to highlight the “junk food” side of grilled cheese, try adding a snack of your choice. This could be potato chips, cheetos, fritos, whatever you like. If you add tortilla chips you’ll even have something of a nacho situation! That crunch and melty cheese is the ultimate snack.