Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Tips from Ruth Reichl

Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Tips from Ruth Reichl

Stephanie Barlow
Jan 4, 2012

Have you perfected the grilled cheese sandwich? If you yearn for something a little more exciting than American cheese on white bread, Ruth Reichl, former editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, has a few ideas. From not skimping on the butter (or mayo!), to additions like shallots or garlic, these tips may lead you to your best grilled cheese ever.

That's right: Reichl recommends adding finely chopped onions, shallots, and scallions. Yep, she mixes a small amount of each of them! She also swears by grated cheese, lots of butter (never margarine), and a swipe of mustard for extra tang. Oh, and if you do decide to grate your cheese, sprinkle some on the outside of the bread for a crunchy twist.

Read more: How to Make a Better Grilled Cheese by Ruth Reichl at Gilt Taste

What are your gourmet grilled cheese tips?

Related: How Not to Ruin a Grilled Cheese: Essential Tips

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