Mini Brie Sandwiches with Quick Balsamic-Leek Jam
These crisp, buttery, and supremely gooey grilled cheese sandwiches get fantastic tang from sourdough bread and a bright mustardy bite from leeks. They were inspired by a quiche that TV personality Alex Guarnaschelli ate years ago made from brioche layered with caramelized leeks and baked with Gruyère and Parmesan. In this version, she uses Brie because she says that while there are cheeses with more distinct flavor, no other cheese ends up so creamy.
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The Best Bread for Grilled Cheese
When you’re making a sophisticated, complex, grown-up grilled cheese, you need something a little sturdier than white bread. Here, the best breads for grilled cheese sandwiches.
20 Melty Grilled Cheeses You Need to Try
Crisp bread that shatters with each bite; savory, melty cheese that stretches as you pull it apart. Sometimes, nothing beats a good grilled cheese, and the fact that there’s a national holiday dedicated to it even further cements our belief that this is the king of all sandwiches. But you don’t just have to limit yourself to plain cheese and bread—try adding honey (trust us on this one), slapping on tomato and prosciutto, or mixing Fontina with mushroom and sage. We’ve gathered all of our favorite recipes to celebrate the humble grilled cheese—all you have to do is pick which one to make first.
Transform Any Cheese Into Super-Creamy, Ultra-Melty Cheese
We've partnered with the mad food scientists at ChefSteps to bring their hyper-inventive cooking videos to F&W readers. Here, the team that worked with Nathan Myrhvold to create the magnum opus Modernist Cuisine shares an incredible food experiment.