The Perfect Grilled Cheese

I had one of those days recently.  You know the type, the day before my birthday. After reflecting on the past year, and looking forward, I was realizing that I was going to be a year older, and a bit of sadness came into play. Not sure why, but it did. Realizing that my kids were growing up way too quickly, and that my youngest daughter, who is only four, is maturing a lot faster than I ever wanted. You know those types of thoughts. I needed something to comfort me, and that was food.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

My first thought was something low and slow, but I did not have that type of time on my hands, plus, I was getting rather hungry. I thought of a grilled cheese sandwich. It is often funny to think about how my kids have grown up eating grilled cheese sandwiches, and to be honest, they are the typical ones that have the American cheese quickly melted on regular old white bread. I was not looking in that direction. I was looking into making a really great cheese sandwich, and I think I nailed it on the head.

  • 1/2 inch slices of good sour dough bread
  • Roughly 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup of shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 1 slice of Colby cheese

Begin by warming up a large skillet on low heat. Spread roughly two tablespoons of butter on top of each slice of bread. Add one slice of bread to the skillet, and top with the Gruyere, Swiss, and Colby cheeses. Let this cook in the skillet until the cheese begins to melt. Do not hesitate to left the bread to make sure you are not burning it.  Add the second piece of bread onto the top of the cheese, butter side up, and carefully flip, to toast the other side of the bread.  Once  both sides of your bread is fully toasted, remove it from the skillet, let it rest for a few minutes before slicing in half. Quickly plate, and enjoy this perfect grilled cheese sandwich.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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