Grilled Cheese Shopping Guide

Find out everything you need to make the best ever grilled cheese sandwiches. You’ve got this!

Grilled Cheese Shopping Guide

I haven’t met a person who hasn’t appreciated a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s so dang versatile. Have a picky eater? Just pick out a good American cheese. Wanna go gourmet? Head over to your local cheese counter and experiment. Really, you can’t go wrong.

Maybe because it features three of the most comforting ingredients — cheese, bread and butter. Put them together, and you have a sandwich that appeals to everyone. Here’s everything you need (and want) to make your grilled cheese.

You don’t need many things to make a drool-worthy grilled cheese, but you need a good spatula.

A heavy-duty skillet is essential in any kitchen.  It’ll help your grilled cheese cook more evenly.

Sometimes you don’t want to even take the time flipping your sandwich. Don’t worry, this nifty sandwich maker does all the work. Well, except assembling your grilled cheese, you’re on your own for that. Bonus, you can buy a Grilled Cheesus Sandwich Maker, no joke! Make sure you post your creation on Instagram.

We’ve all had bad days, and need the ultimate comfort food. But sometimes you just can’t take the time to make a grilled cheese. That’s when this plush grilled cheese comes in handy.

OK, I’ve never tried a sandwich toaster bag, but it sounds intriguing. Just put your sandwich in the bag and toast it in your toaster. There’s no mess to clean up. That sounds pretty darn good.

Have a kid who loves to play kitchen? He needs a toy grilled cheese of course. This one even has stringy cheese.

This post originally appeared in April, 2016 and was revised and republished in March, 2017.

Amy Bowen

Amy had no clue how to cook until she became the food reporter for a daily newspaper in Minnesota. At 25, she even struggled with boxed mac and cheese. These days, Amy is a much better cook, thanks to interviewing cooks and chefs for more than 10 years. She even makes four cheese macaroni and cheese with bacon, no boxed mac in sight. Amy is also on the editorial team at The Cookful.