The Family Table: Grilled Cheese Goodness


Today is National Grilled Cheese Day and it has our writing team dreaming of warm, gooey, cheesy goodness. We are sharing some of our favorite grilled cheese to make at home and some local places to snag one if you don’t want to make it yourself.

Favorite Grilled Cheeses

Blueberry, Bacon, and Brie Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese is inspired by a sandwich from Hutch’s former menu. Creamy melted brie paired with sweet juicy blueberries, salty bacon, peppery arugula, and a tangy drizzle of balsamic reduction. So much yum.Blueberrie, Brie, Bacon Grilled Cheese

Pork and Apple Grilled Cheese

A bit more than a grilled cheese but it’s my favorite way to reuse leftover pork tenderloin. Use a great sourdough bread, spread one slice with Dijon mustard, the other with your favorite jam (I like something a little spicy), then add thinly sliced pork tenderloin, apple slices, and Havarti or brie. It’s soo good!!!

California Grilled Cheese

Dark rye bread, sharp cheddar and swiss, crunchy bacon, and creamy avocado. Perfect!

Caprese Grilled Cheese

All the best things from a Caprese salad melted together on bread. Sweet juicy tomato slices seasoned with salt and pepper, fresh mozzarella cheese, leaves of fresh basil, and a touch of balsamic vinegar.

Kraft Singles and White Bread

Don’t laugh. You know this is a classic and a sure hit with the kids. Nothing melts like that plastic wrapped American cheese. Add a few slices for plenty of oozing cheese. The only question is mayo or no mayo?

Some Local Favorites

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese from The Mill on MacArthur

Hearty braised short ribs, sweet caramelized onions, and tangy Havarti cheese melted together to perfection.

Pimiento Grilled Cheese from Toast

Thick Texas toast, juicy tomato, and a cheese trifecta: cheddar, pimento, and muenster

Grilled Cheese from Garnett’s Cafe

Get sophisticated with gouda and gruyere cheeses on your choice of Italian, wheat or rye.

W.T.F. from Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home has a cornucopia of grilled cheese delights to choose from. The fontina cheese, house-smoked brisket, caramelized onions, and fried sage leaves make the W.T.F. sandwich jump out amongst the rest.

The Cheezilla Food Truck

It is hard to choose just one from the Cheezilla truck bringing gourmet grilled cheese to all corners of RVA. Pick one of their creations or customize your own. Afterall, it’s hard to go wrong with grilled cheese.