Food - Drink
Why It's A Bad Idea To Use Thick Cheese Slices For Grilled Cheese
By AUTUMN SWIERS
On the surface, the grilled cheese is the simplest of sandwiches, with just three ingredients: bread, cheese, and butter. It can be dressed up with toppings or paired with a classic tomato soup, but ultimately, it's the cheese that makes or breaks the dish.
Unless you're lactose intolerant or vegan, it might be tough to imagine that "more cheese" could be a problem, especially when making grilled cheese, but overloading your sandwich with cheese is a big mistake because ultra-thick cheese slices won't cook all the way through.
To ensure a gooey bite, select a cheese prone to melting like taleggio, fontina, and Gruyère, or, of course, American. In the same vein, steer clear of too-thick bread for the dream grilled cheese sandwich, which can burn before the heat gets a chance to travel through and melt your cheese.