When is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?
April 12th is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.
What is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?
They’re sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate, and always classic. Grilled cheese sandwiches are as American as individually packaged cheese slices. On National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, we celebrate this fried sandwich for its melty, cheesy goodness.
Call it a cheese melt or call it a cheesy. Grilled cheese sandwiches can be toasted on a griddle, though using a frying pan with a lid allows the cheese to melt more quickly before the bread begins to char.
Grilled cheese might be a throwback to your youth. Don’t let the kid-targeted cheese-slice marketing fool you though. Plenty of adults enjoy this toasted sandwich for its own sake, especially on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.
Fun facts about National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!
- Grilled cheese sandwiches may have first appeared in the ‘20s, though they didn’t use a top slice of bread at the time.
- In World War II, cooks in the U.S. Navy would broil sandwiches filled with American cheese.
- The name “grilled cheese” appeared in the ‘60s. Until the ‘70s, you would order a “cheese dream” if you wanted grilled cheese at a restaurant.
How to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day:
Make yourself a grilled cheese. Butter the outside of the sandwich before frying to give it a golden, crispy texture. Inside, mayonnaise is the secret sauce. To spice up the ol’ grilled cheese, throw some red onions and ham on there. Bacon and tomatoes make great additions too.
What’s the hashtag for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day?
Post your grilled cheese photos on social media with #GrilledCheeseSandwichDay.