A grilled cheese sandwich should never let you down. It should be crispy and toasted on the outside and gooey with cheese in the middle. It should hold together with integrity whether you're nibbling at the corners or dunking it into tomato soup. If it doesn't immediately make you relax a little farther in your chair, then it's not doing its job.
The perfect grilled cheese sandwich is a pursuit that has consumed many of us. Here is our contribution to the quest.