When you’re making a gooey, stuffed grilled cheese pocket (like the one in this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips), you need a soft, pliable white bread. But when you’re making a sophisticated, complex, grown-up grilled cheese, you need something a little sturdier. Here, the best breads for grilled cheese sandwiches.
A crustier step up from basic white bread but still soft and airy, Pullman bread is a great gateway bread for those looking to make a more artisanal sandwich. To upgrade it, try sprinkling slices with extra cheese before grilling the sandwich for a super-crisp, cheesy crust.
Give your gooey, cheesy sandwich the illusion of healthiness by making it with hearty multigrain. The rich, grain-studded bread can stand up to lots of flavors. Try it with a mix of Manchego, smoked cheddar and Gouda.