The Grilled Cheese Sandwich. A staple at my house since I can remember. Mother would often serve it with Tomato Soup in the winter. It was certainly a comfort food. People have been mixing bread with cheese for centuries. Some historians say that early Roman cookbooks included recipes that would be considered a basic cheese sandwich. The same historians speculate that it wasn’t until the 1920’s that the modern “grilled” cheese sandwich was born. Inexpensive bread and processed cheese made the grilled cheese sandwich a household staple around that time.
Some grilled cheese sandwiches are prepared “open faced” with good old American sliced cheese, while many versions add the top layer of bread to make the meal more filling. The recipe below is a modernized version of the sandwich I grew up eating. Hope you enjoy.