12 April 2012
Today Is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish.
In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich), while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafés, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.
I celebrated with swiss cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, Virginia-baked ham (no bacon available) and caramelized Vidalia onions on homemade nine-grain bread!