Don’t get us wrong: a slice of American cheese melted between two slice of buttered, browned Wonder bread is tasty. But, don’t let the traditional ideas of grilled cheese put a ceiling on your grilled cheese experiences. When it comes down to it, the base of a grilled cheese—buttery, crispy bread and gooey cheese—is a blank canvas for all kinds of inspiration. Add some prosciutto. Some pesto. Maybe some fruit. Slices of bacon. Juicy tomatoes. The list is endless. To help you out, we have compiled a list of 10 essential grilled cheese recipes, from a brie and prosciutto melt to a sandwich with apricot chutney and a caramel crust, that will forever change the way you eat grilled cheese.
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