Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Yes, April showers bring not only May flowers, but also gooey, cheesy goodness. Really, could there be anything more comfortingly satisfying than cheese melted in between two slices of bread? We think not. Although a chief virtue of the grilled cheese sandwich is its simplicity, we’ve never been fans of the Kraft-cheese-single-and-Wonder-Bread version. Here are a few slightly more dressed-up versions of the classic sandwich.
•The grilled cheese at District is actually composed of a three-cheese blend, including Grana Padano, which gets our vote for most criminally underrated cheese.
•At Goody Glovers, the almost overwhelming richness of grilled brie is tempered by tart Granny Smith apples and a schmear of blackberry jam, making for several near-perfect bites.
•209’s grilled cheese is a triple threat of goat cheese, mozzarella, and cheddar. Because bread is the second-most important part of a great grilled cheese, the sandwich comes nestled between two thick slices of pumpernickel.
•The Black Sheep is by far the quaintest place in Kendall Square and a perfect place to hide away from those April showers. Their grilled cheese is also multi-layered (muenster, Swiss, and parmesan), but they up the ante by offering to add bacon. Because the only thing better than cheese and bread is cheese and bread and bacon. Mmm hmm.
Sandwiches of the Week: In Celebration of National Grilled-Cheese Month [Grub Street]
District [Official Site]
Goody Glovers [Official Site]
209 [Official Site]
The Black Sheep [Official Site]