The BEST Grilled Cheese

The very BEST Grilled Cheese recipe! The slightly more up-scale version of everyone’s favorite childhood snack. Havarti, yellow cheddar, and white cheddar melted between two slices of freshly baked buttermilk sandwich bread. Pan seared in melted butter to create the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich. One bite is like going back to childhood, just better! Seriously, SO GOOD. Enjoy as a quick breakfast, snack, lunch, or even serve with our Homemade Tomato Soup for dinner!

grilled cheese on a white plate that's sliced in half

About The Recipe

After a long week of wind, rain, and clouds; I’m desperately missing the sunshine. There is nothing to bring back the memories of summertime comfort like this grilled cheese. It’s like immediately being taken back to all of my favorite memories, just less greasy and with the best cheeses on the planet!

We had some left over Buttermilk Sandwich Bread that was about to go stale and some sliced cheese from the deli that needed to be used up in the fridge. So, grilled cheese was our natural step forward.

Oh. My Gosh.

Homemade bread makes ALL the difference with this. That, and Havarti? Seriously, I am in heaven!

grilled cheese sandwich being pulled apart

I think I have had a grilled cheese sandwich everyday so far this week. It’s SO good and gets better every time we make it. I, personally, love to dip it in my tomato soup because that combo is absolutely the best. Little spicy, cheesy, warming, comforting…

I think I need a second bowl!


slices of cheese, bread, and melted butter on a marble counter


Okay, lay the three cheeses evenly out onto the bread.

Brush top piece of bread with butter.

butter being brushed onto cheese sandwich

Place sandwich butter-side down on a hot griddle or pan. Brush the other slice of bread with butter. Let cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese starts to melt and the bottom piece starts to brown. Flip and let cheese melt thoroughly and bread is golden brown.

Take off the griddle and serve immediately!

What Goes With Grilled Cheese

The one question I always find myself asking! The answer seems to be almost everything, but here’s a short list of things to give you an idea on how to make this more of a meal rather than a quick snack!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite thing to serve with grilled cheese is!

grilled cheese sliced in half on a white plate

Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have homemade bread, that’s okay! You can substitute with whatever you have on hand.
  • Enjoy as much or as little cheese as you like. For us, this is the perfect amount.
  • Butter helps brown the bread evenly but also adds more flavor.

When you make this Grilled Cheese, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

grilled cheese on a white plate that's sliced in half

The BEST Grilled Cheese

The absolute BEST Grilled Cheese ever! Made with three delicious cheeses sandwiched between the most delicious buttermilk sandwich bread. SO. GOOD.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Sandwich
Calories 693 kcal



  • Preheat griddle or pan to 300 degrees.
  • Layer cheese on top of one slice of bread.
  • Top with the second slice.
  • Brush melted butter on top of sandwich.
  • Place sandwich, butter side down, onto griddle or pan.
  • Brush top side with melted butter.
  • When bottom is golden brown ( about 4-5 minutes), flip sandwich over and cook to golden brown, about 4-5 minutes more.


Serving: 1SandwichCalories: 693kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 26gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 31gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 1006mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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