Two-Cheese Grilled Cheese

It may sound ridiculously basic and simple…but is there anything more sinfully delicious than a grilled cheese sandwich?  It’s always the one thing my son will agree to when he shoots down every other idea I present to him.  He always asks, “Do we have that cheese I like?”  The cheese to which he is referring is gruyere.  I have recently discovered the beauty and versatility of this wonderfully melty cheese, and I can’t believe I wasted all these years passing it by at the cheese counter!


Now, I can’t stop at just one cheese.  I don’t know if it’s because I was running low on one kind of cheese or another that I combined two different kinds to make it stretch…but I’m sure glad I did.  I pull out the pancake griddle, smear some butter across the hot surface, lay two pieces of bread down, and then I place a slice of either American or Cheddar on one piece and top it with some long shavings of gruyere


When the undersides are toasty enough, I assemble them to make the sandwich.  If the cheese doesn’t seem gooey enough, I place a stainless steel mixing bowl on top to create a steamy dome to aid in the gooey finish line.  That’s it!


For 2 sandwiches:

  • 4 slices bread
  • 2 slices American or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices Gruyere cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter

Author: Debbie Nance

I am a working wife and mom, and I live with my family near Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Texas and have lived in a number of states in the southeast due to my job in radio. It sometimes requires moving to chase the dream. My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we host a country music radio show together. I am passionate about cooking and, I spend most of my time watching the Food Network, reading about food and testing new recipes.

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