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The Classic Deli Bread To Use For A Boldly Flavored Grilled Cheese
Although a classic grilled cheese on white bread is sure to satisfy, you can take the sandwich up a notch flavor-wise by using two slices of bold rye bread.
Also called Jewish rye after Jewish deli owners who brought the bread to the U.S., this style of bread has a strong flavor thanks to a seasoning known as bread spice.
Bread spice consists of caraway, anise, fennel, and coriander seeds, which lend an aromatic, almost licorice-like flavor to the bread, complementing the earthy rye flour.
Along with bread spice, the bread is made with a combination of a rye preferment, rye flour, wheat flour for structure, and commercial yeast for an added rise.
To use rye bread on your grilled cheese, you’ll need a cheese that is just as bold, like Muenster, Gouda, Swiss, Gruyere, Pepper Jack, or even Boursin or goat cheese.
To add even more flavor, you can incorporate condiments like sauerkraut, caramelized onions, pickles, and Dijon mustard, or toppings like smoked ham or pastrami.