Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tip: Using 2 to 3 ounces of processed cheese to replace part of the cheddar cheese imparts a creamy, silky sandwich. Processed cheese was traditionally used in grilled cheese sandwiches.
8 slices firm-textured sandwich bread
1/2 pound (8 ounces) Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, mild, medium or sharp, grated
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, softened
- Spread bread slices with a thin layer of mayonnaise and/or mustard. Evenly divide the grated cheddar over four slices of the bread. Top with remaining four slices.
- Heat half of the butter in a large (12-inch) skillet over medium heat.
- Place sandwiches in skillet. Spread remaining butter over top slices of bread. Cover skillet. Cook about 3 minutes, until underside is golden brown.
- Carefully flip sandwiches with spatula and continue cooking, uncovered, 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted and underside is browned.
- Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.