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Aniki-Moderator's picture

'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.

Let's talk about grilled cheese (sorry if you're lactose intolerant or a vegan!). Last night, I watched the movie 'Chef' with Jon Favreau and Sofía Vergara. Jon's character is, of course, the Chef. He makes a grilled cheese sandwich that he shares with his son. OMG. The outside was golden, the cheese was gooey and stringy when they cut/bit the sandwich, and the bread was almost crunchy. You could hear their teeth CRRRUUUUNNNNNNNCCCCHHHH when they bit into it. ~drool~

I'm surfing the internet to find the actual recipe (that is NOT in the form of a youtube video) so I can make one at home. Well, okay: two, because there is NO way I'm splitting that ooey-gooey deliciousness with DH!!

Cheddar, gruyere, brie, goat cheese, parmesan, Velveeta, Swiss... white, wheat, rye, pumpernickel, sourdough.... What's your bread and what cheese do you use? Pssssst... I'm a grilled cheese "purist" - if there's more than cheese and a condiment on that bread, it is NOT a grilled cheese - it's a SAMMICH!!!



justmakingthebest's picture

So... we do an ultimate grilled cheese at my house!

Farm house white bread with cheddar, swiss, havarti and veggie creamcheese spread. It is AHHHMAZING!! 

DPW's picture

Cheese is why I'm not vegan and only vegetarian. I can't break my addiction!

I'm a purist as well - I want it how my mom made it. 

Aniki - have you checked out Binging with Babish? It's on youtube. He takes recipes from movies and tv shows and recreates them. He did the pasta that Jon Favreau in Chef cooks for Scarlett Johansson but not sure if I've seen him do the grilled cheese. Also, while I'm on the topic of chefs on youtube, another good one is You Suck at Cooking. If I recall correctly, he does a grilled cheese video.

Aniki-Moderator's picture

I don't have access to YouTube at work and we don't have internet at home (damm!t!). ~pout~

What exactly WAS that pasta dish? I <3 pasta... Preved

lieutenant_dad's picture

Get internet and watch Binging with Babish! Or go buy his cookbook that just came out. He is also pretty to look at, if you like bald muscular dudes with beards... *swoons*

Coco72's picture

Sourdough bread with sharp Vermont cheddar cheese.......dill pickle on the side


Simpleton21's picture

I love grilled cheese.  I will make it with any cheese and mutiple cheese types.  I also like all the different types of bread!  Mmmm, now I am hungry.  When I was younger my step dad made a double decker grilled cheese.  I'm still not sure how he did it.  I'll have to ask him next time I visit because it was AMAZING!!!!! 

Simpleton21's picture

Yep, definitely FORN!  Now I want one!  I might just have to call my step dad and ask him how he did it!  

classyNJ's picture

MMM Grilled Cheese - droooll

I love them all and love them more on sourdough.  Doesn't matter what kind of cheese.

You may call it a sammich but I also love open faced with cheddar and Jersey tomatoe slice on rye.

One of my other favorites is from a Cafe in Ocean City:  Swiss, provolone, cheddar and brie on multigrain bread with honey mustard.  Very crunchy

queensway's picture

Now you are talking my language. I love grilled cheese. You ladies are making me hungry and lunch is coming. Now I want grilled cheese. All of your ideas are great!

Aniki-Moderator's picture

I want to go to the store and buy some sourdough and cheese and make grilled cheese tonight!!

queensway's picture

In fact I may just do that. I remember being a child and having grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner on Fridays. ( That was back in the days when we never ate meat on Fridays). I also like a ham and cheese grilled sandwich.

Cover1W's picture

I'm actually not a huge grilled cheese fan.  And I love cheese and I love bread.  Funny that.

Now, my issue is we have a local ice creamery that uses as local as possible ingredients and in small batches.  And it's kinda pricey, but my g*d the ice cream.  And they post pictures a couple times a week.  And I LOOK at those pictures.  A long time.  Their hours are kind of wonky until summer starts so that saves me from buying it much at at least.

witch.hazel's picture

Glad you mentioned Velveeta because I would be embarrassed to admit otherwise, that I've tried many types of cheese in my grilled cheeses, and there is nothing better than just Velveeta with ketchup on the side.

And I once tried a grilled swiss cheese sandwich because that's what Holden Caulfield kept eating in Catcher in the Rye. It was great as well.

Aniki-Moderator's picture

Hey, Velveeta + Hormel Chili with Beans + Rotel chilies & tomatoes = awesome chili cheese dip!!

That tears it. I'm buying fixings for grilled cheese for my dinner!!!

thinkthrice's picture


(covering ears)  I'm still on my nazi diet!!!  two months with no end in sight!!!! 

Aniki-Moderator's picture

I'll take one for the team and eat that cheese for you!

Thumper's picture

Oh my goodness this sounds delicious.

I LOVE Grilled Cheese. It is so comforting and nostalgic.

momjeans's picture

I’m with the others that have stated this is why I cannot be vegan. 

My favorite way to enjoy a grilled cheese is a decadent artisan bread like sourdough, grilled on both sides in butter, 2 or 3 cheeses and locally made kimchi. The best topped with an over easy fried egg. Omg.

Gwynnafaye's picture

This is more of a grilled sandwich, but it is sooooo good!   Butter the outside of two pieces of sturdy bread.  Sourdough is awesome.  Spread pesto over the insides.  Layer with slices of mozarella, avocado, baby spinach and goat cheese.  Then grill.  Sooooo good!!

notasm3's picture

I like using "no knead" artisan bread with a great cheese - like Irish cheddar from Costco. 

StepUltimate's picture

... late to this thread & not really a cook, but my FAV grilled cheese sammich is Boar's Head Smokey Gouda on sliced sourdough bread from a local bakery. 

I heard one of the local food trucks specializes in grilled cheese sammiches & need to check it out!

Aniki-Moderator's picture

I love Gouda!

Grilled cheese food truck?! *clapping*