THE ORIGINAL CHEESUS — THE GRILLED CHEESE GRILL, PORTLAND, ORE.
A behemoth creation of a 1/3-pound burger, lettuce, tomato, ketchup, and mustard stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The sandwich on top includes pickles and American cheese; the other includes grilled onions and Colby Jack. And in case you’re still hungry, the sandwich comes with a bag of chips on the side.
THE OUTRAGEOUS GRILLED CHEESE — SAGE GENERAL STORE, NEW YORK CITY
A grilled cheese stuffed with Vermont Cheddar, Jack, Gruyére, bacon, and Worcestershire sauce.
THE GOUDA — THE QUEENS KICKSHAW, NEW YORK CITY
Smoked Gouda, guava jam, black bean hummus, and pickled jalapeños on brioche.
CHEESY MAC AND RIB SANDWICH — THE GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK, LOS ANGELES
This sandwich has a winning combination of mac and cheese, barbecued pork, and caramelized onions.
GRILLED CHEESE — THE CANNIBAL, NEW YORK CITY
This is a traditional grilled cheese sandwich including Vermont Cheddar, Gruyére, bacon, and crispy pork belly.
BUTTERMILK-FRIED CHICKEN GRILLED CHEESE — THE MELT SHOP, NEW YORK CITY
This innovative sandwich is stuffed with buttermilk-fried chicken, jalapeño Jack, red cabbage slaw, and Melt sauce on white bread.
SHORT RIB GRILLED CHEESE — SALTBOX, SAN DIEGO, CALIF.
Creamy manchego cheese is melted with short ribs and New Orleans-style sauce to create this grilled cheese sandwich.
INSIDE-OUT GRILLED CHEESE — EDZO’S BURGER SHOP, EVANSTON, ILL.
On the inside, this appears to be a traditional grilled cheese sandwich filled with gooey American and Swiss cheeses, but on the outside, the bread is coated with shredded Parmesan and grilled to crispy, golden perfection.
SO GOOD — SHOPSIN’S, NEW YORK CITY
Melted cheese, poached eggs, and ham sandwiched between two slices of French toast.
GRILLED CHEESE DOUGHNUT — TOM + CHEE, CINCINNATI
Choose from a vast selection of cheeses, including Brie, smoked Gouda, and pepper jack, then sit back and anticipate what the first bite of your glazed doughnut grilled cheese will taste like.
MAC & CHORIZO MELT — ROXY’S GRILLED CHEESE, BOSTON
Macaroni and cheese and crumbled Portuguese chorizo stuffed inside a grilled cheese sandwich.
CRABBY MELT — GRILLED CHEESE & CO., CATONSVILLE, MD.
Melted Monterey Jack cheese is combined with homemade warm crab dip loaded with sweet crabmeat to create this grilled cheese sandwich.
THE CADILLAC GRILLED CHEESE — FIREFLY, WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Cadillac Grilled Cheese includes a luxurious combination of Gruyére, Cheddar, béchamel, garlic-herb butter, and white bread.