I might have gone to school to appreciate fine foods and wine as a hotel and restaurant major, but my favorite food will always be a childhood classic: GRILLED CHEESE.

I love grilled cheese. If I could, I would eat it every single day. I've never really ventured outside of the classic Kraft American (or cheddar!) singles on white or wheat bread, slathered to perfection in butter and grilled to a crisp. But a couple weeks ago at a friend's birthday dinner at Fireworks Pizza in Arlington, my grilled cheese world as I know it was turned upside down--because yes, I'm that person who got grilled cheese at a pizza place. Sue me--It was a grilled three-cheese on ciabatta perfection, with a side of tomato jelly and homemade potato chips. I asked the server to leave off the tomato jelly because it sounded gross, but he told me that he was going to bring it out anyway because I had to at least try it. Sure glad I did, because it was the perfect accompaniment to dip the trio of cheddar, gouda, and goat cheese in. YUM.

Several days ago, I was doing some internet surfing and came across this link to 40 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (Warning: do not click on this if you are hungry or on a diet!) and I knew right away what Ian and I were having for dinner.

I didn't go off of any of the ideas on that website, but wanted to try and sort-of recreate the grilled cheese heaven that I had experienced a few weeks ago. So I went to Trader Joe's and bought some sourdough bread, gouda cheese, and brie, along with their tomato bruschetta spread.

Hungry yet? 

(If not, go and look at those 40 Grilled Cheese ideas. Then you'll hate me.)


  1. Grilled cheese is one of my favorite foods. I got a grilled cheese cookbook for my birthday last year. One of my favs is brie, caramelized onions and pear. I'll have to try yours. Bruschetta on grilled cheese sounds amazing.

    Penniless Socialite

  2. Mike and I totally had grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner on Tuesday night, and it was delicious. Mostly because after I suggested we make grilled cheese Mike responded with "and bacon?" it was yum.

  3. The grilled cheese you made sounds sooo good! My stomach is now rumbling and I've already eaten breakfast, haha.

    The Tiny Heart

  4. OMG I HAAAATE you these look amazing!! I'm off to look at the others :)

  5. Yum!! I love grilled cheese and this reminds me that I haven't had one in so long!!

  6. Yuuuuum! I haven't had grilled cheese in so long because HH is lactose intolerant and I'm all extra supportive in solidarity, but those look goooood!

  7. I love grilled cheese too. I sprinkle a little basil on it...yum. Tom. jelly does sound gross but glad you liked it. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  8. That does look uber good. I want one now. :)

  9. you just made me SO HUNGRY. omg. omg.


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