It helps that our raisin bread was raisin challah bread, too. It's sweeter in general than regular bread, so it made a nice foil to our sharp cheddar cheese.
Raisin bread isn't something that's normally on our radar. It feels very processed for some reason, with the stale-looking raisins and artificial cinnamon swirls that so many brands have. This loaf was a little more upscale, from a bakery, but we kind of love the cheaper stuff, too, on the rare occasions we eat it. Our sweet tooth welcomes any carbohydrate with added sugar.
And it makes a great grilled cheese. Try it. The raisins get warm and soft, and a nice fruity bite every now and then tastes so good with a tangy cheese.
(Image: Elizabeth Passarella)