Jul 31, 2020

What’s not to love about grilled cheese? It’s crispy with melted cheese and takes only a few minutes to prepare. I personally like mine with a sprinkle of cumin and a dash of hot sauce and with tomato soup overflowing with fresh basil to dip it in.

Really, there’s no one way to prepare or eat this classic comfort food—but I still won’t accept that burnt grilled cheese that Andy’s boyfriend in “The Devil Wears Prada” movie made her.

For designer Vania Romoff, it has to have more than one kind of cheese. She uses mozzarella for that magical pull, cheddar for sharpness and havarti for creaminess. 

Another non-negotiable for her is butter—lots and lots of it. After all, butter helps give the bread a nice char not to mention a creaminess to complement the umami of cheese. 

She also offers a pro tip. Don’t assemble your sandwich prior to grilling. Grill both sides—buttered, of course—on a buttered pan until your desired brownness is achieved. Only then should you layer the cheeses and assemble then grill a little more to melt the cheese.

Vania’s three-cheese grilled cheese is not complete without pumpkin soup: sauteed and spiced pumpkin that’s cooked in rich broth and cream. The finishing touch is pulsing the mixture to achieve a silky smooth consistency. The result is a creamy, velvety and hearty soup to go with your grilled cheese.

How do you like your grilled cheese?


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