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perfect grilled cheese sandwich
Havarti and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Prep Time
8 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
20 mins

How to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich! This simple recipe takes an American classic and gives it a gourmet boost, featuring freshly grated Cheddar and Havarti cheese.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 Loaf Freshly Baked Homestyle White Bread purchased or homemade
  • 1 1/2 cup freshly grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup freshly grated Havarti cheese
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  1. Using a serrated knife, slice the bread into 1/2” slices. You will need 8 slices total. Set aside until ready to use.
  2. Mix together Cheddar and Havarti in a small mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Place a medium-sized skillet over medium-low heat and allow to come to temperature. On a large cutting board or work surface, spread 1 tsp of butter evenly across the surface of a slice of bread. 

    Turn over and scatter with about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture across the unbuttered side. Spread 1 teaspoon of butter evenly across another slice of bread and place the unbuttered side atop of the cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. You should have 4 sandwiches total.

  4. Place the sandwiches on the skillet, two at time, taking care not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until toasted and golden brown. 

    Turn with a wide spatula and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from the pan, cut across the diagonal, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

4 Servings