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National Grilled Cheese Day: Celebrate with 12 recipes

April 12, 2012 | 10:58 am


The grilled cheese sandwich may be the perfect food. So good that this cheesy, melty, crispy sandwich deserved the entire month of April devoted to it.

April 12 happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day. Being a self-proclaimed grilled cheese fanatic, I like to envision the streets of L.A. closed off for a day of parades, mountains of toasty bread and gooey cheese spilling from every shop in the city, and crowds chanting "We want cheese, three cheers for cheese!" The streets outside my office seem to be empty, so I guess the mayor didn't get the grilled cheese memo, but we have to find a way to persevere and celebrate, even without the parades. Twelve recipes for grilled cheese sandwiches from the Test Kitchen should do. From a grilled blue cheese and pear to a classic croque monsieur, there is a sandwich to satisfy even the severest of grilled cheese cravings.



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Photo: Grilled cheese sandwich with Basque bleu cheese, pears and rasin brioche. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times.