Gratuitous Food Porn: National Grilled Cheese Day

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Sometimes you just can’t help it. You know it isn’t real. You know it makes you miserable. You know it’s a waste of precious time and energy you could be using to contribute to the betterment of society. But right now, you don’t really give a f*ck. This is your “you-time” and no one has a right to judge. If you want to spend hours scrolling through seductive photos of melty grilled cheese and toasty buttered buns, then by gum, that’s exactly what you’re gonna do.

So go ahead, indulge a little. We promise we won’t tell.


Caramelized Cheese Covered Grilled Cheese


Did you even know you could caramelize cheese? Me neither.

Recipe: Closet Cooking


Chipotle Grilled Cheese With Shiitake Mushrooms


Spice + mushrooms + beer = heaven.

Recipe: Domestic Fits


Brown Butter Grilled Cheese


Just like mom used to make. Kind of.

Recipe: Coupon Clipping Cook


The Flatiron


Brie,  bacon, hash browns and a fried egg atop French toast. Mmm, breakfast-gasm.

Recipe: The Grilled Cheese Academy


Grilled Cheese Croutons


Also good for Lilliputians.

Recipe: Closet Cooking


Mini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches


Ooh, it’s about to get bougie up in here.

Recipe: Loves Veggies and Yoga


Egg-in-the-Basket Grilled Cheese


What might have happened if V had more than 3 ingredients in his pantry.

Recipe: Sandwicherie


Apple, Pancetta and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croissant


What’s better than bread? Croissants. What’s better than croissants? Grilled cheese croissants. Y’all are welcome.

Recipe: Creative Culinary


Eggplant Parmesan Grilled Cheese


One of the more normal ones, but c’mon, would you just look at it?

Recipe: From Away


Poutine Grilled Cheese



Recipe: BS In the Kitchen


Perogy Grilled Cheese


Perogy (or pierogi) is a kind of Polish dumpling traditionally stuffed with potato, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese or fruit — combos that sound delicious in every language.

Recipe: BS In the Kitchen


Mac and Cheese Grilled Cheese


#Cheeseoncheeseoncheese. Missing: Sriracha.

Recipe: BS In the Kitchen


Apple Pie Grilled Cheese


I’ve never understood the apple pie + sharp cheddar combination, but maybe I’ve never used enough cheese. This, however, should totally do the trick.

Recipe: Hungry Couple


Lasagna Grilled Cheese


Just watch out for orange tabby cats.

Recipe: BS In The Kitchen


Jalapeno and Avocado Grilled Cheese


Yeah, you should probably be starting on that summer diet, but avocados are healthy, right?

Recipe: Namely Marly


Kimchi Grilled Cheese


Just delicious enough to make up for all the hipster-ness.

Recipe: Closet Cooking


The Mushroom Melt


More ‘shrooms! <3

Recipe: Closet Cooking


Breakfast Waffle Grilled Cheese


Your move, Bruxie’s.

Recipe: She Knows


Nutella Brie-Nana Grilled Cheese


Brie-Nana: at least 20% cooler than Ri-Nana.

Recipe: Pip and Ebby


Loaded Nacho “Game Day” Grilled Cheese


It also kinda looks like a pizza sandwich, if you squint.

Recipe: BS In the Kitchen




AKA: The best deli-sandwich EVAR.

Recipe: Closet Cooking


H/T Cool Material, Tasteologie, Closet Cooking, BS In the Kitchen


World’s Most Hipster Restaurant Offers a Salted Caramel Lobster Grilled Cheese


Grilled cheese is normally the laychild’s go-to, consisting of two slices of white bread nestled around a slice or two of American cheddar cheese and melted in a frying pan, but this is some straight bougie sh*t.

The Hudson Common in New York is offering a $22 grilled cheese sandwich for National Grilled Cheese Day this Friday, made up of Yancy Farms White Cheddar Curds, Brooklyn Salvatore Smoked Ricotta, 2 Sisters Gouda, Tickler Cheddar, Fromage Blanc, Prairie Breeze Cheddar, buttermilk and Red Chili-Chipotle Lobster Salad, topped with a caramel drizzle.

Its full name is the Salted Caramel Angry Lobster Fatty Melt and I totally understand. I mean, if I were a dead fancypants crustacean and someone poured delicious gooey caramel all over my naked corpse WITHOUT EVEN LETTING ME TASTE SOME FIRST, I’d be pretty pissed too.

Food Republic goes so far as to call this monstrosity “The World’s Trendiest Sandwich,” but let’s just consider for a moment the rest of the Hudson Common menu, which includes Peanut Butter Barbecue Ribs, Kimchi Pickles, White Truffle Popcorn, Bloody Mary Bacon and a Pork Katsu BLT. Salted caramel? *Snort* So mainstream.

H/T + PicThx Gothamist


THE MELT Giving Away 10,000 Free Sandwiches for National Grilled Cheese Day


THE MELT, a fast-casual eatery specializing in online ordering, will be celebrating National Grilled Cheese Day by giving away 10,000 free melts to the first 10,000 people who sign up at by Friday, April 12 (National Grilled Cheese Day). For peeps who sign up on time, expect to get a QR code for a free melt (up to $6.75) that can be redeemed at any of their 15 locations throughout California .

The giveaway highlights the company’s updated menu featuring new all-day breakfast melts and “artisanal ice cream” — Madagascar vanilla bean soft serve, hand-made Madagascar vanilla bean and double chocolate milkshakes.

Swoop up a free sammich here.


National Grilled Cheese Day: 1/2 Off At The Counter

Tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese Day which is obviously dairy cows’ favorite holiday. The Counter wants to partake in the celebration by offering everyone half-off their Trifecta grilled cheese. The Trifecta is a golden-brown grilled cheese with your choice of three different cheeses. Personally I’d go with Gruyere, Danish Blue Cheese and Sharp Provolone, you know because I’m fancy like that.