4 Ways to Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month

April is National Grilled Cheese Month. See how to incorporate this comfort-food item into your menu.

Comfort food is experiencing a revival in America, with grilled cheese sandwiches among the top trends. There’s even a whole month devoted to this menu item! These childhood favorites are being reinvented for today with improved ingredients and creative twists. See how you spice it up for your next event.

Cheese Variety

Upgrade basic grilled cheese sandwiches by including multiple types of cheese. Mix tastes — such as a soft cheese with a firm one, or a mild cheese with a sharp one — or varieties of one type (e.g., cheddars) to create a more complex sandwich.

Hybrid Tastes

Grilled cheese has traditionally been just cheese and bread, but today’s recipes are calling for a greater variety of ingredients. Try ramen noodles and kimchi for an Asian-style approach, or combine two hot comfort-food trends into one great sandwich with a mac 'n’ cheese-infused creation.

Sweet Flavors

Grilled cheese doesn’t have to be an entrée; it can also be a dessert. For  example, ricotta can be paired with sweet treats such as cake batter and sprinkles to create a playful treat.

Soup Pairings

Grilled cheese and tomato soup are a classic pair that’s welcome on any menu. Offer a more modern approach with mini versions of both.