How to make a really great grilled cheese sandwich

Use a generous amount of butter (not oil or margarine) and cook over low heat.

Use good, fresh bread. I’m using a seeded multi-grain bread made from whole wheat, rye, oats and barley.

Use a flavorful cheese with good melting properties. I’m using sharp white cheddar and asiago.

To enhance the flavor, sprinkle a little sea salt on the cheese before placing the other slice of bread on top.

Here’s the trick- weight the sandwich with a bacon press or something similar. You want enough weight to press the sandwich down without totally flattening it. Flip and repeat.

Crispy, melty goodness.