|When is Grilled Cheese Day?|
|What is Grilled Cheese Day?|
Grilled Cheese Day is a lovely springtime celebration that pays tribute to one of the world’s favorite sandwiches. Melted cheese has been used as a garnish on top of bread for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until after the invention of sliced bread that the grilled cheese we know and love today came into fashion. Since the time of the Great Depression, this food has been a culinary staple in the diets of Americans. It’s simple to whip one up in minutes using a griddle, a pat of butter, a slice of cheese and a couple of slices of bread. Even college students with no cooking skills manage to pull off this dish—using a clothes iron.
More than 85% of the population loves eating grilled cheese sandwiches, and American is by far the most popular cheese in the U.S. In other countries, and for those with more refined palettes, cheddar and provolone are typical choices. This Grilled Cheese Day, try a completely different variety of cheese—or experiment with different toppings like cilantro or sautéed onions. You might find a new favorite. And don’t forget the tomato soup!