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ULTIMATE Grilled Cheese

by Nick Makrides
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The secret ingredient in this Ultimate Grilled Cheese isn’t just the cheese. It’s the salted Truffle butter. Completely optional but totally worth it. The three-cheese blend made of cheddar, mozzarella, and gruyere, adds flavor, stretch and a sweet nuttiness that results in a cheese lover’s dream!

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Nicks favorite thing…

Duh? The cheese? No, but really, the cheese is the main event. And in my opinion, it’s so important which cheeses you choose to use, even though you can experiment with any cheese you like. Hey, I’m not going to blame you for leading the way in the most advance cheese combos in grilled cheese. The selection of cheese (listed below) is strong in flavor, stretchy (mandatory) and has a slight nutty sweetness!

Halved Ultimate Grilled Cheese

What does it taste like?

Cheese

I used three types of cheese in this recipe. The cheddar provides a sharp flavor, the mozzarella, that stringy stretchiness and the gruyere adds a sweet nuttiness. You can use any cheese blend you like, I would just suggest shredding or grating it yourself rather than buying it already grated.

Bread

Any type of bread will work for this recipe. You can go for a rustic style bread like a pane de casa, or a regular sandwich bread. Just make sure the bread is toast or thick slice.

Butter

The butter needs to be good quality, it needs to be salted too. I used salted truffle butter from New Zealand which has a high fat percentage and is richer in flavor.

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What are the ingredients I need?

This recipe is all about using good ingredients. There are just a handful of ingredients needed, so go for the good stuff. It results in the creamiest, tastiest, and ultimate grilled cheese.

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Cheddar cheese – I would recommend grating all the cheese yourself. Store bought cheese can have additives to prevent it from clumping together. The cheddar gives you the ultimate flavor boost in the cheese filling.

Mozzarella – this cheese gives you the ultimate stretch. Make sure you use the low moisture kind and not the kind that is soft.

Gruyere cheese – this is a French cheese, similar in flavor to cheddar and swiss cheese. Kind of an in between. Not as sharp as cheddar, but not as sweet as swiss. It gives the cheese a nice sweetness while still making it tasty.

Bread – Any type of bread will work for this recipe. You can go for a rustic style bread like a pane de casa, or a regular sandwich bread. Just make sure the bread is toast or thick slice.

Butter – The butter needs to be good quality; it needs to be salted too. I used salted truffle butter from New Zealand which has a high fat percentage and is richer in flavor.

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Let’s go through each step.

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  1. It’s fairly straight forward. Grate your cheese.
  2. Add to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.

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  1. Butter both sides of each bread slice with. I used truffle butter for some added flavor, but you can use regular salted butter if you wish.
  2. Add a large skillet to medium heat. Not too hot or the bread will burn before the cheese melts. Toast all the bread on one side until perfectly golden. You can also do this in an oven grill as well.

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  1. Add cheese on the grilled side of 4 slices,
  2. Then place another half-grilled slice on top with the non-grilled side facing up. Place back on the skillet and grill for 2 minutes on both sides or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

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    1. Slice and serve immediately.

My Top Tips! 

  • When toasting the bread make sure your skillet is on medium heat, so the bread doesn’t burn before the cheese is melted.
  • You can also toast the bread and make these under a grill or broiler on a low heat setting.
  • Shred or grate your cheese yourself as pre-shredded cheese can have additives that stop the cheese from clumping up in the packet. This recipe is all about good quality ingredients!
  • And it’s for that reason that you don’t want to skimp on quality! There are only a few ingredients in this recipe, and they all rely on each other for the ultimate grilled cheese experience. Make sure you buy the good cheese, the good butter with a higher fat percentage and the good bread.
  • Truffle butter: I used truffle butte because I love the flavor. But if you can’t find it, or don’t like it, you can use a good quality salted butter.

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Stretching two halves of a Ultimate Grilled Cheese

ULTIMATE Grilled Cheese

Serves 4

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Grilled Cheese

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella, freshly shredded
  • 1 cup gruyere cheese, freshly shredded
  • 8 slices bread (see notes)
  • 4 tbsp salted butter (see notes)


Instructions

Grilled Cheese

  • It’s fairly straight forward. Grate your cheese and add to a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine. Butter both sides of each bread slice with. I used truffle butter for some added flavor, but you can use regular salted butter if you wish.
  • Add a large skillet to medium heat. Not too hot or the bread will burn before the cheese melts. Toast all the bread on one side until perfectly golden. You can also do this in an oven grill as well.
  • Add cheese on the grilled side of 4slices, then place another half grilled slice on top with the non-grilled side facing up. Place back on the skillet and grill for 2 minutes on both sides or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden. Slice and serve immediately.

Notes

Storage
These grilled cheeses are best served the day they’re made.
 
Cheese
I used three types of cheese in this recipe. The cheddar provides a sharp flavor, the mozzarella, that stringy stretchiness and the gruyere adds a sweet nuttiness. You can use any cheese blend you like, I would just suggest shredding or grating it yourself rather than buying it already grated.
Bread
Any type of bread will work for this recipe. You can go for a rustic style bread like a pane de casa, or a regular sandwich bread. Just make sure the bread is toast or thick slice.
Butter
The butter needs to be good quality, it needs to be salted too. I used salted truffle butter from new Zealand which has a high fat percentage and is richer in flavor.

Nutrition

Calories : 586kcal
Carbonhydrates: 29g
Protein: 29g
Fat: 40g
Saturated Fat: 24g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
Monounsaturated Fat : 11g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 118mg
Sodium: 852mg
Potassium : 181mg
Fiber: 2g
Sugar : 4g
Vitamin A: 1136IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 759mg
Iron: 2mg
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