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2012-04-25 09:16:31 PM  
Only cheddar and #10 (most familiar to us all) are the correct cheeses. Brie? WTF?
 
2012-04-25 09:31:33 PM  
List fails by including American cheese.
 
2012-04-25 09:37:12 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

Like the bef or the loobster.
 
2012-04-25 09:37:47 PM  
... apple slices on grilled cheese? The fark? Were they just using a random pretentious foodie ingredient generator?
 
2012-04-25 09:42:57 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Like the bef or the loobster.


Surf n' Turf!
 
2012-04-25 09:47:29 PM  
I'll enjoy trying all of the first 9 in the near future. But #10 will always hold a soft spot in my heart (3 slices per sammy, with ketchup on the side).

/But they missed the obvious--mozzarella. Made them more than once with it and never regretted it.
//The fresher, the better.
 
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2012-04-25 09:56:32 PM  
Get a waffle iron that makes Belgian waffles. Make the grilled cheese in that. So much tasty, toasty, browned goodness....

I typically do a couple thin slices of ham, swiss, sauerkraut (homemade, not that limp crap in a jar) and hot mustard. Just put the swiss cheese on top and bottom and it all melts in together.
 
2012-04-25 10:06:09 PM  

kmmontandon: ... apple slices on grilled cheese? The fark? Were they just using a random pretentious foodie ingredient generator?


I don't know, dude... apples and cheese really do go pretty good together if you pair them right

/mustard ain't bad, either
 
2012-04-25 10:08:24 PM  

PainInTheASP: But #10 will always hold a soft spot in my heart (3 slices per sammy, with ketchup on the side).


yuck.
 
2012-04-25 10:23:15 PM  
This is the only one you ever need for grilled cheese, used to be called Old English. Best is open-faced, broil it till it's golden-brown on top, but closed face is fine too.

www.aisleate.com
 
2012-04-25 11:18:47 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


It did, but it called it "The cheese that shall not be named", which is #10 on the list.
 
2012-04-25 11:34:59 PM  
WTF? No mozzarella? Epic Fail there. It melts up so nice and tastes so damn good.
 
2012-04-25 11:37:56 PM  
Top 10 lactose intolerant nightmares.
 
2012-04-26 12:26:44 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Keep meaning to stop and eat here, keep getting sucked into the 21st Amendment brewpub across the street.
 
2012-04-26 12:27:47 AM  
"National Grilled Cheese Month"???
 
2012-04-26 12:29:47 AM  
What? Where's Esrom?

/If you could actually find "American Cheese" (full stop, no other modifiers like "process" or "product" or - heaven forbid - "food", it should be pretty good
//I've never successfully found straight-up "American Cheese", only "American Pasteurized Process Cheese Product" and similar
 
2012-04-26 12:30:32 AM  
I love grilled cheese, but a month?

Anyway, I like pepper jack & sharp cheddar together (slightly lighter on the cheddar).
 
2012-04-26 12:30:36 AM  
Cheddar + Blue + dill pickles
/the end
 
2012-04-26 12:37:22 AM  
Needs more bacon.
 
2012-04-26 12:41:42 AM  
So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?
 
2012-04-26 12:42:33 AM  
I wonder, does website designers die a little inside when they make slideshows?
 
2012-04-26 12:44:16 AM  

urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?


White people would rather be fat than black?
 
2012-04-26 12:45:48 AM  

PainInTheASP: I'll enjoy trying all of the first 9 in the near future. But #10 will always hold a soft spot in my heart (3 slices per sammy, with ketchup on the side).

/But they missed the obvious--mozzarella. Made them more than once with it and never regretted it.
//The fresher, the better.


I'm more of a fan of a really sharp cheddar myself. Something about that bite that just tastes so good for a grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 12:46:29 AM  
List fails without Velveeta, the meltiest cheese of all.

Srsly, i bet more grilled cheese sandwiches were made with Velveeta than all other cheeses COMBINED
 
2012-04-26 12:46:47 AM  

urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?


We can make February National Government Cheese Month if you think it would help.
 
2012-04-26 12:48:37 AM  
WHAR IS RACLETTE? WHAR?
 
2012-04-26 12:54:27 AM  
I_Am_Weasel : I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

I'm using cheddar slices now, which are barely cheese (but way more cheese than american).

Basically, I got a new set of knives (razor sharp knives vs the cheapie serrated blades that I had before).

And well, can anyone recommend a good cheese knife because with the cheapie ones I could slice through cheddar by applying some force (they split the cheese open rather than cut it), but with my razor sharp knives, applying force doesn't seem very prudent as they cut so cleanly that the friction from the cheese means it takes even more force to cut through.

IE, I'm afraid I'm going to slice off a finger with the damn things.
 
2012-04-26 12:54:31 AM  
what a shiat list.

I would never eat a sandwich with cheese made from cow's milk.

I only do platypus milk cheese.
 
2012-04-26 12:54:31 AM  
images.crackingideas.com

/this thread is relevant to their interests
 
2012-04-26 12:55:02 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


Done in 2. It's "cheese flavored product."

/give me some smoked mozzarella any day
 
2012-04-26 12:57:37 AM  
Cheddar and brie FTW.

seriously. You havent yet lived until you do. Take the rind off the brie first though.
 
2012-04-26 12:57:54 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: kmmontandon: ... apple slices on grilled cheese? The fark? Were they just using a random pretentious foodie ingredient generator?

I don't know, dude... apples and cheese really do go pretty good together if you pair them right

/mustard ain't bad, either


At work we did a flatbread with bleu cheese and pears. Strongly recommended.
 
2012-04-26 01:07:29 AM  
A month is not enough to try all the variations of the wonderfood "grilled cheese".

That said, American is the ultimate, and the butter to everything-else ratio should be about 2:1.

//likes grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 01:07:41 AM  

kmmontandon: ... apple slices on grilled cheese? The fark? Were they just using a random pretentious foodie ingredient generator?


I enjoy cheese on apple pie?

maybe that's something we only eat here. dunno?
 
2012-04-26 01:08:36 AM  
I'm on a low carb diet, so I only do grilled cheese on grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 01:10:46 AM  
Speaking of grilled cheese...

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-04-26 01:14:00 AM  
Grilled gruyere and salami. Enough said.
 
2012-04-26 01:16:54 AM  
Like mine with a little bit of garlic salt. Ham (thin sliced) if I got it?
Yummy!
 
2012-04-26 01:17:09 AM  

RedPhoenix122: urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?

White people would rather be fat than black?


Thanks, you nearly choked me to death.
 
2012-04-26 01:17:58 AM  

Omahawg: kmmontandon: ... apple slices on grilled cheese? The fark? Were they just using a random pretentious foodie ingredient generator?

I enjoy cheese on apple pie?

maybe that's something we only eat here. dunno?


A slab of melted sharp cheddar on hot apple pie is heaven.
 
2012-04-26 01:20:09 AM  
Let me share my grilled cheese and mac

Layering:
bread
cheddar
noodles and bacon
muenster
noodles and bacon
cheddar
bread
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
i.imgur.com
 
2012-04-26 01:21:07 AM  
"Cheddar
Melt-ability: Very good.

This is a classic cheese that we feel particularly fond of, especially if it happens to be Vermont-bred."


Sorry, if its not from Cheddar, Somerset, UK then it's not cheddar cheese, just a poor foreign substitute.

Best addition to melted cheese on toast, Branston pickle.
 
2012-04-26 01:23:27 AM  

the ham sap gwailo: Best addition to melted cheese on toast, Branston pickle.


That I can attest to. That stuff is from the gods.
 
2012-04-26 01:23:31 AM  

the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac

Layering:
bread
cheddar
noodles and bacon
muenster
noodles and bacon
cheddar
bread
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]


Why in the world would you put pasta between slices of bread?
 
2012-04-26 01:23:36 AM  

RedPhoenix122: urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?

White people would rather be fat than black?


I personally am fond of July, which is National Watermelon Month.
 
2012-04-26 01:23:51 AM  
I am also in the "wtf no mozzarella" camp. Mozzarella plus provolone on a really wheaty bread can be so good.
 
2012-04-26 01:24:18 AM  

the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac

Layering:
bread
cheddar
noodles and bacon
muenster
noodles and bacon
cheddar
bread
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]


the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac

Layering:
bread
cheddar
noodles and bacon
muenster
noodles and bacon
cheddar
bread
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]


Why would you ruin this otherwise awesome recipe with noodles?
 
2012-04-26 01:25:04 AM  

the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac


You're supposed to make it mac and cheese first, then stick it on the sammich, not just nekkid mac.
 
2012-04-26 01:25:31 AM  

Christian Bale: List fails without Velveeta, the meltiest cheese of all.

Srsly, i bet more grilled cheese sandwiches were made with Velveeta than all other cheeses COMBINED


Velveeta? Cheese? TFW.

This is a troll attempt, right?
 
2012-04-26 01:25:50 AM  

urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?


That was February.
 
2012-04-26 01:27:03 AM  

Epicanis: What? Where's Esrom?

/If you could actually find "American Cheese" (full stop, no other modifiers like "process" or "product" or - heaven forbid - "food", it should be pretty good
//I've never successfully found straight-up "American Cheese", only "American Pasteurized Process Cheese Product" and similar


I don't think it legally exists according to the Standards of Identity in 21CFR. It's bedtime and I only have a small Android phone at home for a few more months, otherwise I'd look it up.

But for restaurant menus, anything goes.
 
2012-04-26 01:33:50 AM  
No Fromunder?
 
2012-04-26 01:34:37 AM  

Christian Bale: List fails without Velveeta, the meltiest cheese of all.

Srsly, i bet more grilled cheese sandwiches were made with Velveeta than all other cheeses COMBINED


Well, its grilled cheese month, not emulsified milk protien concentrate with limited cheese content sandwich month.

I prefer sharp cheddar or gruyere on a good crusty bread. My son likes Parmesan, Colby-Jack and Provolone... all in the same sandwich.
 
2012-04-26 01:42:55 AM  
The lady may object to such blatant displays of callousness, as to see her man approach, thermometer and hotplate in hand!
 
2012-04-26 01:49:29 AM  
I tend to do a Tillamook Cheddar with pickles and bacon on thick french bread.

Putting ketchup on a grilled cheese sandwich? There should be an amendment to the constitution that allows shooting on sight if found doing so.
 
2012-04-26 01:52:01 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

Like the bef or the loobster.


And the krab.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-04-26 01:53:00 AM  
lordargent:

Basically, I got a new set of knives (razor sharp knives vs the cheapie serrated blades that I had before).

And well, can anyone recommend a good cheese knife because with the cheapie ones I could slice through cheddar by applying some force (they split the cheese open rather than cut it), but with my razor sharp knives, applying force doesn't seem very prudent as they cut so cleanly that the friction from the cheese means it takes even more force to cut through.

IE, I'm afraid I'm going to slice off a finger with the damn things.


For slices, get a wire cheese slicer:

i45.tinypic.com

You can make short work of slicing up an entire block without any danger.

For chunking cheese up for a sauce or auderbs, use a broad-bladed chef's knife with a sturdy, thick handle. That gives you the most control of any knife... Just remember to keep your fingertips folded under your knuckles, and you can guide the flat of the knife with your knuckles without fear of lopping your fingertips. Or you can push straight down with the flat of your hand on the back of the knife.

/ is well known for cutting the cheese.
 
2012-04-26 01:54:52 AM  
Epicanis : /If you could actually find "American Cheese" (full stop, no other modifiers like "process" or "product" or - heaven forbid - "food", it should be pretty good

there's a good reason for that

wiki : american cheese

"American cheese is a processed cheese. It is orange, yellow, or white in color and mild in flavor, with a medium-firm consistency, and melts easily. American cheese was originally only white, but is usually now modified to yellow. In the past it was made from a blend of cheeses, most often Colby and Cheddar. Today's American cheese is generally no longer made from blended cheeses, but instead is manufactured from a set of ingredients[1] such as milk, whey, milkfat, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, and salt. In the United States[2] it may not be legally sold as "cheese", and must be labeled as "processed cheese", "cheese product", or similar-e.g., "cheese food"."
 
2012-04-26 01:56:00 AM  

lordargent: I_Am_Weasel : I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

I'm using cheddar slices now, which are barely cheese (but way more cheese than american).

Basically, I got a new set of knives (razor sharp knives vs the cheapie serrated blades that I had before).

And well, can anyone recommend a good cheese knife because with the cheapie ones I could slice through cheddar by applying some force (they split the cheese open rather than cut it), but with my razor sharp knives, applying force doesn't seem very prudent as they cut so cleanly that the friction from the cheese means it takes even more force to cut through.

IE, I'm afraid I'm going to slice off a finger with the damn things.


Have you tried a wire cutter? They do the job pretty well, and with a degree of safety that a late-night wander into the kitchen after a night of drinking can't ruin.

my recipe:

sourdough bread
extra sharp cheddar
provolone
thinly sliced onions
dash salt/cracked pepper
grill in olive oil with hint of garlic
 
2012-04-26 01:58:30 AM  

lordargent: I_Am_Weasel : I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

I'm using cheddar slices now, which are barely cheese (but way more cheese than american).

Basically, I got a new set of knives (razor sharp knives vs the cheapie serrated blades that I had before).

And well, can anyone recommend a good cheese knife because with the cheapie ones I could slice through cheddar by applying some force (they split the cheese open rather than cut it), but with my razor sharp knives, applying force doesn't seem very prudent as they cut so cleanly that the friction from the cheese means it takes even more force to cut through.

IE, I'm afraid I'm going to slice off a finger with the damn things.

img.photobucket.com

From left to right:

Hard cheese knife, cheese slicer, soft cheese knife.

The wholes on the hard cheese knife help prevent the cheese from crumbling.
 
2012-04-26 01:59:47 AM  
For a grilled cheese sandwhich the bread needs heavy consideration too. Wonderbread isn't going to cut it.

I like sourdough for mine. Except the last loaf I bought had a bubble clear through so each slice has a huge hole. Not so good for melty sandwhiches.
 
2012-04-26 02:03:34 AM  

PainInTheASP: /But they missed the obvious--mozzarella. Made them more than once with it and never regretted it.


Add tomato and basil and heat it in a panini press and you've got the most common sandwich in Rome, one you can get literally on every street corner.
 
2012-04-26 02:05:44 AM  

the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac


you gotta tell them to butter the outsides of the bread, to toast the bread while the food inside heats and melts. You gotta be paying attention or else you'll put the buttered side in and ruin the sammich. biatches hate ruined sammiches.

/and the black eyes they induce
 
2012-04-26 02:23:56 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: PainInTheASP: /But they missed the obvious--mozzarella. Made them more than once with it and never regretted it.

Add tomato and basil and heat it in a panini press and you've got the most common sandwich in Rome, one you can get literally on every street corner.



Well, yes, that's the Caprisian. Makes a nice salad, too - tomato slices covered in mozzarella slices, topped with whole basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil.
 
2012-04-26 02:24:49 AM  
I'm firmly in the camp of 'I know it's processed and not real cheese', but American cheese is the one I keep in my fridge for emergency grilled cheese cravings. For one thing, it just doesn't go off, or at least it would take months and months longer than it ever lasts in my house. Even the cheddar occasionally gets some mold if we forget we have it.

I'm sure all the added ingredients are lovely, but once they're in there, can you really call it a grilled cheese? I'm a big fan of a ham & Swiss sandwich 'melt' or grilled, but I don't mistake that for a grilled cheese. I must say some of the best grilled sandwiches I've ever had involved dill Havarti, maple smoked ham, and my sister's spelt something-grain bread that had to be eaten before it got moldy when she was in the hospital.

/OMNOMNOM

(Side note, cheddar region purists, do you biatch about champagne that doesn't come from Champagne, too? Vermont and NY both put out some absolutely excellent cheddar cheeses. Complain all you want, I'm not paying import prices when I can get the good stuff right at Wegmans).
 
2012-04-26 02:36:51 AM  
Thinly sliced Pink Lady or Granny Smith apples, the sharpest white cheddar, thin provolone and fresh cracked black pepper grilled on sourdough bread. By far my favorite grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 02:37:23 AM  
aht.seriouseats.com
www.confessionsofaninsomniac.com
 
2012-04-26 02:38:39 AM  

djkutch: Only cheddar and #10 (most familiar to us all) are the correct cheeses. Brie? WTF?


You've never stuffed a baguette with brie and left it in a low oven for 30 minutes? Got me through grad school with the normal 15 pound gain, but delicious.

I'm a purist though. The bread has to be wholegrain and toasted in advance, then you broil some cheddar on top. Got me through grade school. No frying or use of processed cheese product involved.
 
2012-04-26 02:38:41 AM  
Grilled cheese is good but grilled ham and cheese is the best.
 
2012-04-26 02:39:25 AM  

Gyrfalcon: RedPhoenix122: urban.derelict: So National Grilled Cheese Month is longer than National African American History month?

White people would rather be fat than black?

Thanks, you nearly choked me to death.


Next time I'll try harder.
 
2012-04-26 02:40:24 AM  

9beers: Grilled cheese is good but grilled ham and cheese is the best.


With spicy mustard.
 
2012-04-26 02:45:07 AM  
Made a great closed grilled cheese sanger (to use the Australian abbrev.) yesterday. The wife's home-made corned beef (thick cut) with cheddar and fresh chilli slices. Will be making another tonight.

We've found that pretty well any savoury item can be improved by putting it in a grilled sandwich with cheese and chilli.
 
2012-04-26 02:48:19 AM  
Cheeseburger made with brie cheese and caramelized onions, served on a kaiser roll. Used to get them at the Berkshire Grill before they closed. Miss them so much.
 
2012-04-26 02:48:58 AM  

djkutch: Only cheddar and #10 (most familiar to us all) are the correct cheeses. Brie? WTF?


Goddammed right. Swiss, if you wanna feel hip or something.

Anyway, now I now what I am having for lunch tomorrow.

/grilled "cheese" with tomato

RedPhoenix122: White people would rather be fat than black?


We can always lose weight; unless we are Micahel Jackson, we can't lose black.
 
2012-04-26 02:53:04 AM  

xebeche_tzu: Why in the world would you put pasta between slices of bread?



4.bp.blogspot.com

or

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-26 02:54:28 AM  

farkingismybusiness: 9beers: Grilled cheese is good but grilled ham and cheese is the best.

With spicy mustard.


Gulden's zesty honey mustard for me, I don't actually like any purely spicy mustard I've encountered to date. Had to special order that stuff off Amazon after Wegmans stopped carrying it...
 
2012-04-26 02:56:30 AM  
maxheck: For slices, get a wire cheese slicer:

We had one of those about two decades ago, I always thought they were flimsy.

// I was 15 at the time though, so things might have changed and it's quite likely that we had a crappy one.
 
2012-04-26 03:07:21 AM  

ladyfortuna: farkingismybusiness: 9beers: Grilled cheese is good but grilled ham and cheese is the best.

With spicy mustard.

Gulden's zesty honey mustard for me, I don't actually like any purely spicy mustard I've encountered to date. Had to special order that stuff off Amazon after Wegmans stopped carrying it...


www.alescifoods.com
What I use.
 
2012-04-26 03:54:33 AM  
Havarti on whole wheat with tomato and avocado. Use mayonnaise instead of butter.
 
2012-04-26 04:05:53 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


Hater. Call it what you want but the traditional grilled cheese is made with American so it has to be on the list.
 
2012-04-26 04:46:33 AM  
www.adressa.no

/hot like grilled cheese
 
2012-04-26 04:51:50 AM  
For a quick laugh Link
 
2012-04-26 05:13:34 AM  
Thanks, Fark. I know what I'll be making all weekend.
 
2012-04-26 05:18:20 AM  

maxheck: auderbs


What are those? Were you trying to say "hors d'oeuvres"?

For a great hangover breakfast, grill some bacon, put it in a croissant, cover with cheese (cheddar, gruyere or stilton are personal faves) and then put under the grill to melt. Rich but delicious.
 
2012-04-26 05:47:37 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


You know how I know you didn't bother to click through the slide show?
 
2012-04-26 05:50:48 AM  

Begoggle: Cheddar + Blue + dill pickles
/the end


Hmm....

I've become quite fond of grilled cheddar or american with sweet dills.

This sounds worth checking out.

/My much supressed foodie tendancies tend to come out when discussing grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 05:52:17 AM  

Christian Bale: List fails without Velveeta, the meltiest cheese of all.

Srsly, i bet more grilled cheese sandwiches were made with Velveeta than all other cheeses COMBINED


I like Velveeta for q&d grilled cheeses, and it also works well if you mix it with
other more flavourful cheeses as a binding agent and melting catalyst.
 
2012-04-26 05:58:31 AM  

kmmontandon: Dwight_Yeast: PainInTheASP: /But they missed the obvious--mozzarella. Made them more than once with it and never regretted it.

Add tomato and basil and heat it in a panini press and you've got the most common sandwich in Rome, one you can get literally on every street corner.

Well, yes, that's the Caprisian. Makes a nice salad, too - tomato slices covered in mozzarella slices, topped with whole basil leaves and drizzled in olive oil.


I never liked whole tomatos until I had caprese salad. Now I seek it out, all
because of the mozzarella (and fresh mozz. makes it even more divine).

Cheese. Is there anything it can't do?
 
2012-04-26 06:42:33 AM  
WE PUT OUR FAITH IN BLAST HARDCHEESE
 
2012-04-26 06:45:42 AM  
einsteinsdesk.files.wordpress.com

Velveeta is good for making harder cheeses melt better.
 
2012-04-26 07:09:27 AM  
Indices, subby.
 
2012-04-26 07:19:53 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.


I was wondering why they called it the "Cheese that shall not be named".... it's CHEESE, not Voldemort!
 
das
2012-04-26 07:43:09 AM  

LtDarkstar: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I was wondering why they called it the "Cheese that shall not be named".... it's CHEESE, not Voldemort!


Voldemort sounds like a goo name for a cheese!!!
 
das
2012-04-26 07:43:46 AM  

das: LtDarkstar: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I was wondering why they called it the "Cheese that shall not be named".... it's CHEESE, not Voldemort!

Voldemort sounds like a goo name for a cheese!!!


"d"
 
2012-04-26 07:46:35 AM  
Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
farm6.static.flickr.com
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?
 
2012-04-26 07:51:22 AM  

THE best grilled cheese website ever (both in design and content)

Grilled Cheese Academy

 
2012-04-26 07:52:18 AM  
Is the the grilled cheese food snob thread?
 
2012-04-26 07:53:48 AM  

Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?


Whar is pretentious tag? Whar?
 
2012-04-26 07:56:12 AM  

lordargent: And well, can anyone recommend a good cheese knife


A dull knife will cur cheese thinner than a sharp knife.
 
2012-04-26 08:11:11 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

You know how I know you didn't bother to click through the slide show?


you're at least the 2nd person in this thread to misread what pony killer said. pony killer said list fails because it DOES include american.

however, no, it does indeed NOT fail, as american "cheese", is the traditional grilled cheese ingredient for many millions of people. and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad...it's just because the way it's made it can't legally be called "cheese", but it is essentially the same combination of ingredients as most other cheese.
 
2012-04-26 08:15:53 AM  
I am SO bookmarking this site. And I'll return later to read the comments here for interesting grilled cheese ideas.
 
2012-04-26 08:17:08 AM  
Cheese is made from milk.
Milk is white.
What do they put in cheese to make it yellow or orange?

Velveeta, they use raisin paste, annatto.
Most good orange ones use annatto.
Some use food colorings of various merit.

Cavaet emptor and all that.
 
2012-04-26 08:19:32 AM  
I only eat Mozzarella cheese. Those American cheese slices turned me off as a kid. I look at orange cheese and all I want to do is barf.
 
2012-04-26 08:19:44 AM  
There are some serious annual grilled cheese sandwich contests this month with various rules for preparation.
 
2012-04-26 08:21:12 AM  

bungle_jr: and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad


You're right. It's the shiatty taste, the plastic texture and the day-glo colours it comes in that make it bad.
 
2012-04-26 08:21:33 AM  
Flame me, I don't care, but American cheese with sliced pickled egg for the win. I American cheese is processed bla bla bla, but bottom line is I like it.
 
2012-04-26 08:25:04 AM  
http://meltbarandgrilled.com/

Yummy
 
2012-04-26 08:32:33 AM  

fusillade762: I_Am_Weasel: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

Like the bef or the loobster.

And the krab.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 330x248]


At least krab is actually a food (recolored pollock).
 
2012-04-26 08:33:38 AM  
Real Amerikun Grilled Cheez

www.chocolatecityweb.com

http://www.chocolatecityweb.com/2008/11/gmos-ghetto-grilled-cheese.ht m l
 
2012-04-26 08:35:36 AM  

The Envoy: bungle_jr: and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad

You're right. It's the shiatty taste, the plastic texture and the day-glo colours it comes in that make it bad.


ok, fine, you don't like american cheese. but if it tastes that bad and the texture is plastic, you're definitely getting a really bad brand. as for the "day-glo" colors, well yeah they could do without so much coloring. many people think white cheddar is something weird, when it's really non-colored, whereas yellow cheddar has added coloring. i guess something about white cheese was off-putting when they came up with these things.

bim1154: Flame me, I don't care, but American cheese with sliced pickled egg for the win. I American cheese is processed bla bla bla, but bottom line is I like it.


i can't say anything about the pickled egg since i haven't tried one in probably 25 years, but yeah i don't care about "processed"...it was really only one of 5 cheeses i knew as a kid...the others being swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and velveeta. it wasn't till i was an adult that i branched out and discovered oh how great some other cheese really can be!
 
2012-04-26 08:37:19 AM  
20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.
 
2012-04-26 08:38:10 AM  

Draq: fusillade762: I_Am_Weasel: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

Like the bef or the loobster.

And the krab.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 330x248]

At least krab is actually a food (recolored pollock).


yeah, that's THE saving grace with krab. and it's only colored on the outside. still, i only eat it when it just happens to already be in something i'd eat anyway, like certain dishes at the chinese buffet. give me fish or give me crab, why give me fish disguised as crab?
 
2012-04-26 08:38:25 AM  

bungle_jr: The Envoy: bungle_jr: and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad

You're right. It's the shiatty taste, the plastic texture and the day-glo colours it comes in that make it bad.

ok, fine, you don't like american cheese. but if it tastes that bad and the texture is plastic, you're definitely getting a really bad brand. as for the "day-glo" colors, well yeah they could do without so much coloring. many people think white cheddar is something weird, when it's really non-colored, whereas yellow cheddar has added coloring. i guess something about white cheese was off-putting when they came up with these things.

bim1154: Flame me, I don't care, but American cheese with sliced pickled egg for the win. I American cheese is processed bla bla bla, but bottom line is I like it.

i can't say anything about the pickled egg since i haven't tried one in probably 25 years, but yeah i don't care about "processed"...it was really only one of 5 cheeses i knew as a kid...the others being swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and velveeta. it wasn't till i was an adult that i branched out and discovered oh how great some other cheese really can be!


I have other cheeses as well, swiss and chedder being the top two of the list, but having that original "what I had as a kid" grilled cheese sandwich hits the spot sometime.
 
2012-04-26 08:38:59 AM  

sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.


that's several layers of wrong right there
 
2012-04-26 08:39:44 AM  
My mom made her own bread and was a cheese snob. I don't think I've had #10 more than a few times in my life. No, it doesn't taste like home.

Emmental on home made potato does though. Yummy.
 
2012-04-26 08:41:20 AM  

bim1154: bungle_jr: The Envoy: bungle_jr: and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad

You're right. It's the shiatty taste, the plastic texture and the day-glo colours it comes in that make it bad.

ok, fine, you don't like american cheese. but if it tastes that bad and the texture is plastic, you're definitely getting a really bad brand. as for the "day-glo" colors, well yeah they could do without so much coloring. many people think white cheddar is something weird, when it's really non-colored, whereas yellow cheddar has added coloring. i guess something about white cheese was off-putting when they came up with these things.

bim1154: Flame me, I don't care, but American cheese with sliced pickled egg for the win. I American cheese is processed bla bla bla, but bottom line is I like it.

i can't say anything about the pickled egg since i haven't tried one in probably 25 years, but yeah i don't care about "processed"...it was really only one of 5 cheeses i knew as a kid...the others being swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and velveeta. it wasn't till i was an adult that i branched out and discovered oh how great some other cheese really can be!

I have other cheeses as well, swiss and chedder being the top two of the list, but having that original "what I had as a kid" grilled cheese sandwich hits the spot sometime.


exactly!

i could really go for a grilled cheese right about now...good dense bread...heck baguette would be nice...with a blend of cheddar and smoked swiss

i have none of those ingredients at this moment, nor an oven to cook it in, as i'm sitting in a cubicle
 
2012-04-26 08:41:35 AM  

sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.


You and your friend have weird conversations. As close as I am to my best friend, we usually avoided conversations about each other's messy aftermath.
 
2012-04-26 08:43:15 AM  

bungle_jr: bim1154: bungle_jr: The Envoy: bungle_jr: and just because it's "processed" or a "cheese food" doesn't mean it's bad

You're right. It's the shiatty taste, the plastic texture and the day-glo colours it comes in that make it bad.

ok, fine, you don't like american cheese. but if it tastes that bad and the texture is plastic, you're definitely getting a really bad brand. as for the "day-glo" colors, well yeah they could do without so much coloring. many people think white cheddar is something weird, when it's really non-colored, whereas yellow cheddar has added coloring. i guess something about white cheese was off-putting when they came up with these things.

bim1154: Flame me, I don't care, but American cheese with sliced pickled egg for the win. I American cheese is processed bla bla bla, but bottom line is I like it.

i can't say anything about the pickled egg since i haven't tried one in probably 25 years, but yeah i don't care about "processed"...it was really only one of 5 cheeses i knew as a kid...the others being swiss, cheddar, mozzarella, and velveeta. it wasn't till i was an adult that i branched out and discovered oh how great some other cheese really can be!

I have other cheeses as well, swiss and chedder being the top two of the list, but having that original "what I had as a kid" grilled cheese sandwich hits the spot sometime.

exactly!

i could really go for a grilled cheese right about now...good dense bread...heck baguette would be nice...with a blend of cheddar and smoked swiss

i have none of those ingredients at this moment, nor an oven to cook it in, as i'm sitting in a cubicle


If I had read this thread before two poached eggs on English muffins, I would have probably had one. Maybe for lunch.
 
2012-04-26 08:43:34 AM  

SpaceyCat: WTF? No mozzarella? Epic Fail there. It melts up so nice and tastes so damn good.


THIS.

Also try it with a thick slab of ham and a ring of pineapple.
 
2012-04-26 08:44:14 AM  

bim1154: sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.

You and your friend have weird conversations. As close as I am to my best friend, we usually avoided conversations about each other's messy aftermath.


i'm still trying to figure out why you'd want to eat that particular grilled cheese sandwich in the first place. actually i'd rather not know, but my brain simply doesn't cooperate sometimes, and it's now very curious. not curious enough to try it, mind you, but i can't stop thinking about "why?" now.

/not getting a heck of a lot of work done this morning
 
2012-04-26 08:44:43 AM  

Sbdolan: http://meltbarandgrilled.com/

Yummy


That reminds me - last grilled cheese thread, somebody linked to their site and it was infested with malware. Did they ever fix that?

/haven't been to the site since
//but i've been to the South location - twice
 
2012-04-26 08:44:56 AM  
No love for Colby cheese? Nice flavor, melts really well. It's a shame to not see it on there.
 
2012-04-26 08:48:11 AM  

bim1154: If I had read this thread before two poached eggs on English muffins, I would have probably had one. Maybe for lunch.


Eggs Benedict thread?

/maybe another time
 
2012-04-26 08:49:01 AM  

bungle_jr: bim1154: sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.

You and your friend have weird conversations. As close as I am to my best friend, we usually avoided conversations about each other's messy aftermath.

i'm still trying to figure out why you'd want to eat that particular grilled cheese sandwich in the first place. actually i'd rather not know, but my brain simply doesn't cooperate sometimes, and it's now very curious. not curious enough to try it, mind you, but i can't stop thinking about "why?" now.

/not getting a heck of a lot of work done this morning


I see you went to school in Hope? I don't live there but my best friend of 40 years lives there.
 
2012-04-26 08:50:42 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: bim1154: If I had read this thread before two poached eggs on English muffins, I would have probably had one. Maybe for lunch.

Eggs Benedict thread?

/maybe another time


Yep... another time... was too lazy to make clarified butter for the hollandaise sauce today. Love Eggs Benedict!!!
 
2012-04-26 08:52:33 AM  
Thank you subby for reminding me to add cheese to my grocery list.

/Why isn't Colby on that list?
 
2012-04-26 08:56:43 AM  

bim1154: bungle_jr: bim1154: sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.

You and your friend have weird conversations. As close as I am to my best friend, we usually avoided conversations about each other's messy aftermath.

i'm still trying to figure out why you'd want to eat that particular grilled cheese sandwich in the first place. actually i'd rather not know, but my brain simply doesn't cooperate sometimes, and it's now very curious. not curious enough to try it, mind you, but i can't stop thinking about "why?" now.

/not getting a heck of a lot of work done this morning

I see you went to school in Hope? I don't live there but my best friend of 40 years lives there.


spent 20 of my 36 years in that crappy town, and still go back there fairly often since my family still lives there
 
2012-04-26 09:04:06 AM  

bungle_jr: bim1154: bungle_jr: bim1154: sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.

You and your friend have weird conversations. As close as I am to my best friend, we usually avoided conversations about each other's messy aftermath.

i'm still trying to figure out why you'd want to eat that particular grilled cheese sandwich in the first place. actually i'd rather not know, but my brain simply doesn't cooperate sometimes, and it's now very curious. not curious enough to try it, mind you, but i can't stop thinking about "why?" now.

/not getting a heck of a lot of work done this morning

I see you went to school in Hope? I don't live there but my best friend of 40 years lives there.

spent 20 of my 36 years in that crappy town, and still go back there fairly often since my family still lives there


I haven't been down there in a few years. For about 25 consecutive years up until a few years ago I would go down there every year about this time of the year for a week up on the Little Missouri river. Someday some archaeologist is going to start digging in that fire-pit and discover a vein of aluminum from the literally thousands of beer cans that melted in it. Good times. And yep... many a soggy grilled cheese sandwiches were eaten there in the pouring rain.
 
2012-04-26 09:05:24 AM  
If you want to add a little zing, use extra sharp provolone. List can also be extrapolated to fondue, with fontina being an excellent choice.

/For kickass burgers, mix in some smoked gouda with bacon
 
2012-04-26 09:06:46 AM  

Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?


I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.
 
2012-04-26 09:08:48 AM  

Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.


I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.
 
2012-04-26 09:12:41 AM  

bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.


I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.
 
2012-04-26 09:16:26 AM  

Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.


I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.
 
2012-04-26 09:17:09 AM  

Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.


one good simple thing to do with brie:
take one of those little wheels, put it on a baking stone (or a cookie sheet, but the stone is better for the presentation)

put it in a hot oven (350*F?) for about 5 minutes...just long enough to get it melty but still firm enough to hold its shape

take it out, top it with a thin layer or apricot jam or jelly (apricot, not a fruit i like, but this is the recipe i was told and it works...haven't tried other fruit's jams/jellies) and some sliced almonds

serve it as a spread for fresh warm bread
 
2012-04-26 09:19:38 AM  

bim1154: Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.

I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.


i LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE feta! one of my all-time favorite cheeses. not a melter though...it's find crumbled on top of certain pizzas...or on top of a steak (i'm not a fan of blue cheese)...but not for melty sandwiches
 
2012-04-26 09:19:44 AM  
What kind of cheese is used for Der Pattie Melt?

///obscure?
 
2012-04-26 09:24:16 AM  
When you add bacon it's not a grilled cheese, it's a bacon melt. Same with other meats.

/I still hate slide shows.
 
2012-04-26 09:25:11 AM  

bungle_jr: bim1154: Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.

I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.

i LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE feta! one of my all-time favorite cheeses. not a melter though...it's find crumbled on top of certain pizzas...or on top of a steak (i'm not a fan of blue cheese)...but not for melty sandwiches


I live in the Chicago area now and a lot of the family type restaurants are owned by Greeks. Just about every other item on the menu has feta cheese in it. (exaggerated of course but it is popular in those restaurants)
 
2012-04-26 09:26:34 AM  

bim1154: Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.

I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.


Feta is a real favorite of mine. I like to use it in salads. But I also make my own dressing to go with it.
 
2012-04-26 09:29:26 AM  

Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.

I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.

Feta is a real favorite of mine. I like to use it in salads. But I also make my own dressing to go with it.


I've tried it many times but never acquired the taste for it. I have an x-sister in law that puts it on every thing. Every recipe she still sends me has feta cheese in it.
 
2012-04-26 09:32:13 AM  
Manchego and thalmus glands maybe?
 
2012-04-26 09:32:16 AM  

bim1154: bungle_jr: bim1154: Vegemite: bim1154: Vegemite: Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?

I agree about gouda, but prefer it smoked. Hell any cheese smoked is delicious. Except brie I can't stand brie.

I never liked the texture of brie. I'll eat it if it's laying around but I won't go out of my way for it. Just can't imagine it on grilled cheese though.

I had t try it. I like to mix my hard cheeses with softer ones. It really helps with texture. But growing up it was velveeta all the way.

I can tolerate almost all of the cheeses, but Feta cheese... no. That one to me is just nasty as hell.

i LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEEE feta! one of my all-time favorite cheeses. not a melter though...it's find crumbled on top of certain pizzas...or on top of a steak (i'm not a fan of blue cheese)...but not for melty sandwiches

I live in the Chicago area now and a lot of the family type restaurants are owned by Greeks. Just about every other item on the menu has feta cheese in it. (exaggerated of course but it is popular in those restaurants)


Ah well I live in Oklahoma so it's mainly cheddar. I just read urban spoon or what ever it's called to find a good low key restaurant.
 
2012-04-26 09:42:39 AM  

djkutch: Only cheddar and #10 (most familiar to us all) are the correct cheeses. Brie? WTF?


generally i'm not a fan of brie. but i cam across a truffle brie at central market that would rule a grilled cheese sangwij.
 
2012-04-26 09:45:29 AM  
For kids, I make grilled cheese with cabot cheddar and tomatoes.
Serve with hot tomato soup in mugs.
They can have fresh fruit for dessert.

Babbysitting tips:

Tip, hide any sugary treats when they are outside playing. Any frozen treats got to go to the back of the storgage freezer in the basement. Cookies, relocate behind pasta boxes in a different cupboard.

Ooops, we're all out. Or I ate them all. Looks like it's fresh fruit for dessert.
Don't serve it with the entre' or the little brats will chow the sweet and skip the entre' and demand more sugar.

Also, use a phone book to cover the bruises when teaching them that not all adults kiss their little behinds.
Mmmmmm. Grilled cheese.
 
2012-04-26 09:50:39 AM  
I like my cheeze like I like my wimenz, fat free american singles ..

/not really
//just a cool quote
 
2012-04-26 09:55:04 AM  
For you people that are using crappy mustards, you seriously need to step up and try really good mustard:

www.vineandtable.com
 
2012-04-26 10:02:35 AM  

djkutch: Only cheddar and #10 (most familiar to us all) are the correct cheeses. Brie? WTF?


Pepper Jack with tomato soup and tobasco for dipping. It's the only way to eat this dish.
 
2012-04-26 10:05:04 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: The My Little Pony Killer: List fails by including American cheese.

I'm not convinced it's a cheese. It's a cheez.

Like the bef or the loobster.



Norm: [about his and Cliff's meal at The Hungry Heifer] Yeah, Cliffy had himself the tunnel T-bone. For less than four bucks, you get 24 ounces of USDA choice US bef.

Cliff: Bef? You mean beef.

Norm: Beef? Don't be ridiculous Cliffy, that stuff is bef. You see, it's a Hungry Heifer trademark for a processed, synthetic, what... , meat-like substance.

Cliff: Ohh, Norm.

Norm: What do expect for four bucks? Do you hear me complain about the loobster?
 
2012-04-26 10:08:01 AM  

bemis23: For you people that are using crappy mustards, you seriously need to step up and try really good mustard:


That's not mustard. That's the stuff that's left over when they make mustard. It's a mustard byproduct.
 
2012-04-26 10:09:39 AM  
farkingismybusiness:
aht.seriouseats.com

Oh gawd, YES! PLEASE!
 
2012-04-26 10:11:38 AM  

Savage Belief: bemis23: For you people that are using crappy mustards, you seriously need to step up and try really good mustard:

That's not mustard. That's the stuff that's left over when they make mustard. It's a mustard byproduct.


my favorite mustard comes in a tube that looks like a tube of oil paint. i buy it at German Deli (germandeli.com) in Colleyville, TX. started buying it when i was stationed at Ramstein. Thomy Mittle-scharfer Senf (medium-hot mustard)
 
2012-04-26 10:12:13 AM  

bemis23: For you people that are using crappy mustards, you seriously need to step up and try really good mustard:

[www.vineandtable.com image 190x300]


One man's crappy mustard is another man's gourmet mustard and vica versa. That shiat may be good in certain instances but give me good old yellow mustard for a hotdog any day. Same thing with cheese.
 
2012-04-26 10:12:42 AM  

UtileDysfunktion: farkingismybusiness:
[aht.seriouseats.com image 500x333]

Oh gawd, YES! PLEASE!


i'm sure that tastes as good as it looks. not a grilled cheese, but an awesome huge bacon cheeseburger
 
2012-04-26 10:21:42 AM  

bungle_jr: UtileDysfunktion: farkingismybusiness:
[aht.seriouseats.com image 500x333]

Oh gawd, YES! PLEASE!

i'm sure that tastes as good as it looks. not a grilled cheese, but an awesome huge bacon cheeseburger


For the promise of one of those, I would eat nothing but veggies and grains for a month.

/must include a glass of milk
//whole milk, not that fat-free crap
 
2012-04-26 10:30:49 AM  

Ablejack: Favorite cheeses? None of those cheeses would make my top ten list. With the possible exception of gouda, but not that crap they pictured.
This is what an American cheese may look like:
[farm6.static.flickr.com image 500x375]
Rush Creek Reserve, Wisconsin Raw Cow's milk with spruce bark rind.
Do we do the snob thing with cheeses like we do with beers?


Is it wrong that i want to stick my dick in that?
 
2012-04-26 10:31:15 AM  
Hey thanks subby, this is a tasty topic thread - makes me want to go to lunch early.
keeprecipes.com

I make a delectable Croque Monsieur sandwich with
Gruyere cheese and thinly sliced premium ham.

/p.s. -not- the version with the egg on top, because... why?
//also loves baked brie but on good crackers, not bread.
 
2012-04-26 10:31:59 AM  

sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.


Everybody likes the taste of their own brand, right guys?

.....guys?
 
2012-04-26 10:55:30 AM  

vossiewulf: This is the only one you ever need for grilled cheese, used to be called Old English. Best is open-faced, broil it till it's golden-brown on top, but closed face is fine too.

[www.aisleate.com image 500x500]


That's a sin.
 
2012-04-26 10:57:42 AM  

the dizzle: Let me share my grilled cheese and mac

Layering:
bread
cheddar
noodles and bacon
muenster
noodles and bacon
cheddar
bread
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]
[i.imgur.com image 640x478]


I will dream of that tonight.
 
2012-04-26 11:03:41 AM  
Why do you always hear about these things at the end of the month/week?

/one time we didn't find out it was employee appreciation week until Friday afternoon
 
2012-04-26 11:04:54 AM  
160ish in and no love for Tom & Chee?

www.seriouseats.com

/hot
//fun fact, I know the owners. They never thought their seasonal food cart would blow up like that.
 
2012-04-26 11:25:37 AM  
Natural sharp cheddar makes the perfect sandwich, in my opinion. In a pinch, one can get acceptable results using legitimate American cheese, which is legally identifiable as processed cheese (according to 21 CFR 133.169, this is basically just combined cheese trimmings plus a small portion of additives). Kraft Singles aren't even allowed to call themselves "process cheese food" anymore because they don't have enough cheese (51% is the minimum) in them. Processed cheeses have certain desirable characteristics, such as meltability and durability, but you have to make sure you even have real processed cheese.
 
2012-04-26 11:34:01 AM  
t.qkme.me
 
2012-04-26 11:34:05 AM  
Has anyone mentioned that at Boston.com, in Meredith Goldstein's daily column, "grilled cheese" is an euphemism for oral sex?
And any month honored as National Oral Sex Month is OK in my book.
 
2012-04-26 11:37:55 AM  
Cheesy Mac & Rib is the best.
/Grilled Cheese Truck
 
2012-04-26 11:50:57 AM  

JeffTL: Kraft Singles aren't even allowed to call themselves "process cheese food" anymore because they don't have enough cheese


So basically, they pop the Kraft (a misspelling of craft) brand on the wrapper. then slap their processed crap in it and park it next to real cheese, knowing most Americans can't read or be bothered to. Knowing they will buy whatever is cheaper and profiting by selling basically vegetable oil, salt, coloring and whey?
No Whey.
 
2012-04-26 11:51:21 AM  
www.smbc-comics.com

/hot like, errr, melted cheese
 
2012-04-26 12:03:15 PM  

me_onthenet: [www.smbc-comics.com image 281x1100]

/hot like, errr, melted cheese


that's AWESOME!
 
2012-04-26 12:17:50 PM  
bungle_jr

curious to see if you know some of the same people I know there in Hope. Send me a message at your convenience.
chaswp@hotmail dot com
 
2012-04-26 12:28:15 PM  
VELVEETA
 
2012-04-26 12:30:03 PM  

bim1154: bungle_jr

curious to see if you know some of the same people I know there in Hope. Send me a message at your convenience.
chaswp@hotmail dot com


sent from my yahoo address
 
2012-04-26 12:31:04 PM  

wee: Get a waffle iron that makes Belgian waffles. Make the grilled cheese in that. So much tasty, toasty, browned goodness....

I typically do a couple thin slices of ham, swiss, sauerkraut (homemade, not that limp crap in a jar) and hot mustard. Just put the swiss cheese on top and bottom and it all melts in together.


Like a panini?

That's farking brilliant!
 
wee
2012-04-26 01:02:50 PM  

Mr. Breeze: Like a panini?

That's farking brilliant!


Yeah, same concept, except the squares poke into the bread more than with a panini press (which you could do with a another hot skillet). So you get a lot more crusty/toasted edges, and it's not nearly as squished.

I know you're just being a standard internet asshole, but if you'd tried it, you'd know what I mean.
 
2012-04-26 01:04:18 PM  

BeezyBates: sober: 20 years ago a friend described his gf's freshly creampied twat as "eating a grilled cheese sandwich" and i haven't been able to eat grilled cheese since then.

Everybody likes the taste of their own brand, right guys?

.....guys?


Lust means giving her a facial, love means cleaning up when you're done.


/be here all week
 
2012-04-26 01:29:55 PM  

kptchris: Putting ketchup on a grilled cheese sandwich? There should be an amendment to the constitution that allows shooting on sight if found doing so.


LOLWUT? Ketchup has been the proper condiment for a plain-Jane GCS since forever.
 
2012-04-26 01:35:03 PM  
Late to the game but...

Slideshow, No Sliding!
 
2012-04-26 02:00:15 PM  

theorellior: kptchris: Putting ketchup on a grilled cheese sandwich? There should be an amendment to the constitution that allows shooting on sight if found doing so.

LOLWUT? Ketchup has been the proper condiment for a plain-Jane GCS since forever.


air force tech school, ft leonard wood, mo, spring 1998. chow hall sucked. at least 2 or 3 times a week i chose to have 2 or 3 grilled cheese sandwiches and a bowl of ketchup to dip them in. since then i've only dipped gcs in ketchup a couple other times, but during those 6 weeks it really helped me thru. that, and later phases where we could actually drive offbase and do what we wanted
 
2012-04-26 02:39:05 PM  
Yeah, I know that this is not a GCS, but here is a good one: Melt pepper jack in your fondue pot, cut sweet bread into cubes, then after dipping your bread into it, pad it into dried currents, dried cranberries or raisens, and you're in for something terrific to have with a good beer on a cozy night. Portuguese sweet bread or Hawaiin is best.
 
2012-04-26 03:00:43 PM  
...auderbs...

O.o
 
2012-04-26 03:07:34 PM  
Q: Why do you never go down on a woman in the morning?

A: You ever try to open a grilled cheese sammich?
 
2012-04-26 03:10:13 PM  

wee: Mr. Breeze: Like a panini?

That's farking brilliant!

Yeah, same concept, except the squares poke into the bread more than with a panini press (which you could do with a another hot skillet). So you get a lot more crusty/toasted edges, and it's not nearly as squished.

I know you're just being a standard internet asshole, but if you'd tried it, you'd know what I mean.


I was being sincere. I mean to try this.

You've been on Fark too long.
 
2012-04-26 03:52:03 PM  
Saute some portobellos and roasted red peppers with some garlic and red pepper flakes until hot and dry (the goal is to dry out the mushrooms a little). Then liberally coat some tuscan bread with butter, put it in the pan, cover with fontina and then cover with the peppers and mushrooms. So delicious.
 
2012-04-26 04:35:27 PM  
Fontina, with some mustard.

American cheese is kinda gross.
 
2012-04-26 04:39:20 PM  

bungle_jr: air force tech school, ft leonard wood, mo, spring 1998. chow hall sucked


the only times I came close to using excessive force as a S.P. was on chow hall morons. I actually told a 6 stiper to meet my in the gym after work for a spar. His commander went to my commander and said I couldn't threaten a NCO. My commander assured him it was base policy any one could challenge anyone else to spar in the gym, and this was the military and if he didn't like fighting, he could GTFO, but first, meet him in the gym. No one showed up. I waitied for a while with my commander and neither one of them showed up. We ended up having to spar each other. No rank. Educational as hell, and I healed quick enough.
But Yeah, If I say ham and cheese omelette and you put broccolli on it, I have a good idea you'd spti in it if I wasn't watching. And damned right I have a right to call you out and kick your ass if you can't get it right one gattammed time out of 100, you ignorant farking *head assplodes, preemptively*
 
2012-04-26 04:56:33 PM  
When we have grilled cheese sandwiches, we always combine different cheeses. Usually, we use Tillamook with Colby, Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack and then on the butter-sides of the toast, we shake Parmesan before were grill it.
 
2012-04-26 05:14:48 PM  
I cant have a plain grilled cheese sandwich anymore after having a croque monsieur. Even with just crappy lunchmeat, it's an elevation of potential.
 
2012-04-26 06:35:53 PM  

ladyfortuna: (Side note, cheddar region purists, do you biatch about champagne that doesn't come from Champagne, too?


Within the EU, if you want to call your sparkling wine champagne, then it must indeed come from Champagne.

Cheddar doesn't have the same protection, but the specific term West Country farmhouse cheddar seems to be protected.

Would you like to know more?

Vermont and NY both put out some absolutely excellent cheddar cheeses. Complain all you want, I'm not paying import prices when I can get the good stuff right at Wegmans).

Cheddar's a bad example for my argument, as it's used fairly generically in the UK too. But why can't they take pride in producing Vermont cheese or New York cheese?

The EU laws can essentially be considered an extension of trademark laws; and it's reasonable that producers of traditional regional foods should feel pride in their product and do their best to prevent cowboys diluting what is, essentially, their brand.

Take Emmental, for example. Switzerland Emmental has protected status in the EU, but in the US, anyone could punch some holes in Kraft shiate and call it "Swiss cheese". That's not good for Emmentalers.

Oh, and the most delicious cheese for a sandwich? Got to be casu marzu:

upload.wikimedia.org

The maggots deliver extra protein.

wee: Get a waffle iron that makes Belgian waffles. Make the grilled cheese in that. So much tasty, toasty, browned goodness.....


Or... buy a toastie maker?

www.electrifyingdeals.co.uk

I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same as what Americans may know as a waffle iron, but it's shaped to seal your sandwich at the edges and in the middle. Which, of course leads to many amusing incidents where scalding hot cheese ends up on your skin.

Or, go old school:

gardeco.co.uk

Yummy.
 
2012-04-27 12:10:09 AM  

iron de havilland: ladyfortuna: (Side note, cheddar region purists, do you biatch about champagne that doesn't come from Champagne, too?

Within the EU, if you want to call your sparkling wine champagne, then it must indeed come from Champagne.

Cheddar doesn't have the same protection, but the specific term West Country farmhouse cheddar seems to be protected.

Would you like to know more?.


I was aware of that, that's not what I asked.

Frankly while I'd be happy for NY to have it's own style cheese, it doesn't... they make cheddar 'style'. I realize it's going to taste different depending on where it's from (cows eating different plants etc), but fundamentally it's the same kind of cheese so it would be silly to rename it.

Don't mind me, I'm off to eat some right now...
 
2012-04-27 02:08:17 AM  

Begoggle: Cheddar + Blue + dill pickles
/the end, 9 months later


FTFY
 
2012-04-27 09:46:05 PM  

SueDisco: Saute some portobellos and roasted red peppers with some garlic and red pepper flakes until hot and dry (the goal is to dry out the mushrooms a little). Then liberally coat some tuscan bread with butter, put it in the pan, cover with fontina and then cover with the peppers and mushrooms. So delicious.


Too "busy" for a grilled cheese!
 
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