Great Grilled Cheese – Book Review

Great Grilled CheeseIf you love grilled cheese and want some great recipe variations for this classic American sandwich then we recommend Great Grilled Cheese, by award-winning cookbook author Laura Werlin.  Besides two classic grilled cheese recipes, Werlin demonstrates the sandwich’s versatility with many variations.  Here are a few of Werlin’s recipes that we have made and eaten:

  • French- Styled Grilled Ham And Cheese – a croque monsieur with tarragon and Dijon mustard
  • Apple, Ham, and Cheddar on Sourdough – three classic ingredients that blended together perfectly
  • Italian Ham and Cheese – using Italian Fontina cheese
  • Grilled Cheddar and Broccoli with Cayenne – a take on the classic broccoli-cheddar soup
  • Black Bean, Zucchini, and Monterey Jack Quesadilla – using ricotta as well as Jack cheese
  • Chocolate-Hazelnut and Goat Cheese Melt – delicious and easy to make dessert sandwich

Werlin discusses:

  • Grilled cheese sandwich history
  • Why grate instead of slice
  • Using salted butter
  • Bread size
  • Nonstick versus cast-iron pans
  • Covering during grilling
  • Grilling time

For the book, Maren Caruso provides fabulous photos that perfectly depict the delicious, cheesy recipes.

“Great Grilled Cheese” also serves as a primer for the novice cook who wants to learn a bit about cheeses and breads.

This is our favorite one-stop resource on the grilled cheese sandwich.  Check out Laura Werlin on YouTube:

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