Today is #NationalGrilledCheeseDay. Did you know recipes for this classic sandwich are found in ancient Roman texts? And the French are world famous for their croque monsieurs. American love for grilled cheese goes back to the 1920's when pasteurization made it possible for cheese to travel long distances without spoiling. At about the same time, sliced bread became readily available. Bread met cheese and the rest is delicious history.
We're kind of purists when it comes to grilled cheese but if you're the adventurous sort, here's a handy infographic to help you build the ultimate comfort food sandwich. ENJOY!