I am not sure who is responsible for elevating the grilled cheese sandwich to its current culinary heights, but thank goodness. It probably has something to do with food trucks. At any rate, though, grilled cheese=goodness, and any foodstuff that can make everyone in the house happy with so little effort on my part is a huge win.
For every sandwich:
1 tablespoon butter
2 slices sourdough bread
1/2 cup shredded Gouda cheese
1/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup shredded fresh mozzarella cheese
Melt a pat of butter (about a tablespoon) in a 10″ frying pan. Place one piece of bread in the melted butter for a couple of seconds, allowing the butter to soak in. Remove this piece of bread and replace it with the second piece of bread–move it around in the pan to make sure this second piece is equally drenched (yes, drenched) in butter. Toss the shredded cheese in a bowl until it is well mixed. Place all of the cheese (yes, all of it) on the bread. Cover the cheese with the second piece of bread, butter side up.
Let the bread cook on one side until it starts to color. Flip and cook on the other side. Repeat again on each side until each side is golden brown.
Every time I make these sandwiches, a little bit of cheese makes its way into the frying pan. That’s not a problem in my book. A little bit of quite literally grilled cheese crusted into the bread just adds to the goodness of this sandwich.