February 5, 2018 Sarah Lefebvre

Everything You Need to Know about How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese

Sometimes you just need a delicious grilled cheese to brighten your day. Whether you’re looking for some comfort food or a quick and easy meal, grilled cheese is there for you! So, how to make the perfect grilled cheese? Make your sandwich better than ever with these tips!

Now that you know how to make the perfect grilled cheese, it’s time to complete the meal. The Forq app is here to help!  Scroll through to find some amazing recipes or add your own!

Everything You Need to Know about How to Make the Perfect Grilled Cheese

The Cheese Counts

With cheese as the main ingredient to your sandwich, the cheese counts. With so many types of cheese, it’s hard to choose which ones to include! Each cheese you may try brings something different to the table. American cheese is of course, a very popular choice. It is mild, salty, and almost a little bit sweet with a low melting point making it perfect for this sandwich. However, I like to add at least one other type. I love adding Havarti because it is buttery and sweet, plus it melts and gets all gooey! Cheddar is another popular choice to add some sharpness. If you want to learn more about this ingredient, you can use our Ultimate Guide to How to Use Cheese in Cooking!

To Butter or to Mayo?

You might have heard about the mayonnaise trick when figuring out how to make the perfect grilled cheese. Spreading mayo on the bread instead of butter definitely works! To do it, just spread 2-3 teaspoons of mayo on the bread instead of butter. Word of warning: don’t overdo it. You want to mayonnaise to brown nicely, but you probably don’t want that tangy flavor. Do I use mayo instead of butter? Sometimes! But I like my grilled cheese extra buttery, so sometimes I stick with it.


A grilled cheese is an incredibly versatile sandwich. You can put pretty much whatever you want! Thinly slice some tomatoes, sprinkle a little salt and pepper, then add your cheese and you have a completely different sandwich. Or, go really crazy with something like this Kale and Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese.

how to make the perfect grilled cheeseYou Can’t Have Grilled Cheese without Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup go hand in hand. You can get it pre-made, but we recommend homemade! Tomato Basil Soup is a classic. The basil makes it taste so fresh! Once you have homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese, you’ll never go back. Or, you can switch things up with something like Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup.

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Don’t forget to use the Forq app to find more on how to make the perfect grilled cheese! Look for any of the recipes we’ve listed above or search for your own, whether it’s easy school lunches or healthy energy bites. Thousands of people have uploaded their favorite recipes to the app, so you know whichever you choose is going to come out great. If you have a favorite recipe, make sure to upload it for others to use, too! Check out Forq’s FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for even more foodie news and recipes.