Ask An Expert – Best Melt for Grilled Cheese

Posted by: David Beaudoin, The Squeaky Cheese Guy

Q – We cook a lot with cheese in this household and grilled cheese sandwiches are a hit with our picky eaters. So I’m wondering which type of cheese has the best melt? What would make our grilled cheese sandwiches the creamiest? – Mom of Three

For a creamy grilled cheese look for cheese with higher moisture content as well as added cream to the milk, such as Monterey Jack, and creamy Havarti. Usually, the younger the cheese, the more elasticity, like mildmedium and old Cheddar. Full fat Mozzarella will give you a mild taste and nice string, where Swiss and young Gouda will give you a nice stringy melt with lots of sweet nutty flavours.

Adding a little bit of freshly grated Parmesan will enhance your cheesy experience when using a milder cheese.

Use smoked varieties such as  Smoked Cheddar, Smoked Gouda or Smoked Parmesan in grilled cheese that feature chicken, turkey, or beef.

Feeling adventurous? Try using flavoured cheeses  –  Bothwell Habanero with Cracked Black Pepper, Horseradish or Madagascar Green Peppercorn would be amazing!

Happy grilled cheesing! Be sure to send ( pictures of your creations for us to share with our Bothwell fans!