Common Cheeses Used In Sandwiches

A childhood classic and likely one of the first meals many of us learned how to make for ourselves, the toasted cheese sandwich is tough to beat. But if you’ve been restricting yourself to one type of cheese, your taste buds have been getting a raw deal. After a little research and reviewing our tastiest recipes, we’ve rounded up a few of the most popular cheese varieties that taste best between two slices of buttery, toasted bread.


It’s no secret that Brie is best served warm and melty, uses decadent, melted Brie as his secret weapon in a mouth-watering grilled-cheese turkey (or any clod-meat of your preference) sandwich, paired with the complementary flavour of sweet sauce or dressing.


We all know mozzarella is pizza’s best friend, so why not use it in a toasted cheese version of the Italian classic. Loaded with creamy ricotta, grated Parmesan, pepperoni and olives, the stretchy, stringy goodness of mozzarella makes this creation all the more fun to eat.


This neutral, and not so popular in South Africa (though it should be) cheese, has a slight nuttiness and adds lots of texture to anything from sandwiches to burgers to omelets. Try it paired with salami and crispy fried potatoes on thick French-style bread.

Goat Cheese

Soft cheeses tend to be less favourable when it comes to grilled cheese, but goat’s creaminess and bold flavour provides a taste sensation like no other. Taking it one step further, you can kick-up toasted cheese with decadent Brie and thick-cut crispy bacon.


Smoked Gouda has a wonderful flavour but has trouble achieving that iconic gooey stretch that makes grilled cheese sandwiches so delicious. Try pairing it with a higher melting cheese like muenster, so you can achieve both melting and flavour perfection.

Mild Cheddar

Cheddar tends to get a bad rap when it comes to melting because it often gets oily and waxy. But that’s only a byproduct of being too sharp; a mild Cheddar will melt right up there with the best of them.

American Cheese

The classic. For most of us, a grilled cheese without American cheese isn’t a grilled cheese at all, and with good reason. American cheese melts perfectly into a creamy, stretchy puddle of deliciousness, and there’s something about the flavor and texture of a toasted cheese made with American flavour that sets it apart from all the rest.


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