In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple demonstrates how to make Andrew Zimmern’s gooey, stuffed grilled cheese pockets. Chapple uses good, old-fashioned American cheese in the video, but there are plenty of other, more complexly flavored cheeses that are equally delicious between two pieces of butter-fried bread. Here, the best meltable cheeses for a grilled cheese and the sandwiches to make with them.
This indulgent sandwich from chef Vivian Howard combines pungent Époisses, a French cow’s-milk cheese, with sweet and spicy pepper jelly.
Cheese curds are small chunks of just-made cheese that haven’t been pressed into a shape. They’re milky and delicious in a grilled cheese like this one, which is spread with a savory mayonnaise and topped with bacon.