The sandwich you know and adore is no longer just for kids. Elemental in its construction and primal in its comfort, grilled cheese is the sandwich that's as easy to make as it is to love. The American-single-on-white version, with its soft melted cheese, golden-brown crust, and irresistible buttery warmth, is the delicious classic. But grilled cheese also knows how to take a sophisticated turn. Here are 10 grown-up versions that use the iconic sandwich as a blank canvas for orphan morsels of every kind in your fridge.
With Gruyere cheese and layers of prosciutto, arugula, and tomato, this sandwich is a merger of grilled cheese and a BLT.