Get the Wine Ready for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

grilledcheese.jpgI believe in planning ahead, and that means I’m already getting ready for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, which in 2019 is being celebrated on April 12.

You can read about the day, and learn a little bit about the sandwich, here.

The humble grilled cheese sandwich has made a stylish comeback in recent years, spawning countless renditions of gourmet “grilled cheese for grown-ups.”

Any George Foreman grill can produce amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, especially if the flat sandwich insert is used.

Cuisinart offers a wide selection of electric grills, panini makers and sandwich presses. There also is a wide selection of these appliances available online or in retail stores. The grill plates are non-stick, so clean-up is as easy as wiping down the grill with a wet rag.

All one has to do to use a grilled cheese grill is heat the grill, assemble the sandwich and stick it in. There’s no need to butter the bread, and because the grills are designed to cook both sides at once, the cooking time is cut in half.

There also are many grilled cheese griddles available online. T-Fal is one of the more popular brands and is highly rated by consumers. The griddles have non-stick coating on the interior and exterior, and are dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

Their even heat base allows for even heat distribution so that the perfect grilled cheese sandwich — traditional or gourmet — can be made every time.

A great grilled cheese sandwich calls for s great wine, and here are some tasty pairings:

* If the cheese is pepperjack, opt for a semi-sweet or sweet wine like Riesling or Moscato.

* If the cheese is American, go with a full-bodied white wine like Chardonnay — but not one that is overly oaked.

* If the cheese is cheddar, choose Cabernet Sauvignon.

* And when in doubt, keep in mind that sparkling wine pairs nicely with just about any cheese.

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