Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month by making our Taigan Top Ten List of Favorites, plus two very tasty bonuses!
A menu mainstay at St. James Cheese Co. in New Orleans features grilled cave aged Gruyere or the delicious Pleasant Ridge Reserve with caramelized onion confit on multigrain bread (pictured above). For the confit, St James co-owner Danielle Sutton says to sauté thin-sliced onions in salted butter until they are a rich brown—or you could keep a whole stash on hand in the form of Blackberry Farms’ Onion Jam. Either way, it’s a mighty fine sandwich—right up there with another perennial favorite, a classic grilled pimento cheese and we have three terrific artisanal varieties to choose from (Blackberry Farms, Callie’s, and Belle Chevre).
For more great grilled cheese options, see below our Taigan Top Ten, and remember: the secret to the perfect grilled cheese is to cook it over low heat and spread both sides of the bread lavishly with butter, which crisps it in the pan. Enjoy!
TAIGAN TOP TEN GRILLED CHEESE LIST
Cabot Clothbound Cheddar with Bacon and Sliced Tomatoes on Country White
Mozzarella with St. Helena Olive Oil Co. Black Olive Tapenade (Prosciutto and/or Roasted Red Peppers optional) on Ciabatta
Point Reyes Original Blue with Thin Sliced Pear on Raisin Bread
Brie and Green Apple with Honey Dijon on French