Your ultimate cheese on toast or toasted (grilled) cheese sandwich

What is your favourite way to make cheese on toast or toasted cheese sandwiches? Do you have any innovative additions?
 

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In the US, we'd call that grilled cheese, and it's usually done in a skillet or fry pan. I do mine in my cast iron skillet, a little oil down in the pan, a lot of butter on the outside of each piece of bread, fried until golden, then sat on a rack to cool for several minutes. Unlike a lot of folks, I don't like oozy-melty cheese when I eat it - I want it to have set a bit.

My preference is almost always just white bread and cheddar cheese. If I'm feeling fancy, though, I'll mix the cheeses up a bit, and add some gourmet items, like caramelized onions or thinly-sliced apple, or a smear of fig jam in the sandwich.
 

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My preference is almost always just white bread and cheddar cheese. If I'm feeling fancy, though, I'll mix the cheeses up a bit, and add some gourmet items, like caramelized onions or thinly-sliced apple, or a smear of fig jam in the sandwich.

I like to add things on top or under the cheese. Baby tomatoes are good on top. This was cheddar cheese, tomato, basil, basil oil and balsamic:

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I like to add things on top or under the cheese. Baby tomatoes are good on top. This was cheddar cheese, tomato, basil, basil oil and balsamic:

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That looks lovely.

I'll add that, at least in my part of the country (can't speak for the rest of the US), cheese on toast isn't really a thing. I know I never encountered it until moving to the UK. Usually, you just press on and make a grilled cheese sandwich. :)
 

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I find Brie and especially, Camembert, great candidates for this sort of thing. Maybe with some sun dried Tomato layered on before the cheese.
 
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I'll add that, at least in my part of the country (can't speak for the rest of the US), cheese on toast isn't really a thing. I know I never encountered it until moving to the UK. Usually, you just press on and make a grilled cheese sandwich. :)
I think what you call a grilled cheese sandwich/grilled cheese is what we'd call a cheese toastie....sometimes made in a toastie maker (which seals the sides of the bread together so that the lava-hot cheese spurts out and burns you when you bite into it), and sometimes just by squishing a sandwich on a panini press or frying it like your's.

I quite often have cheese on toast for lunch....its quick and easy, and you get a lot more cheese Vs bread than you do with a toastie :okay:
 

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Grilled scamorza cheese with Tuna and Mary Rose sauce

Is this what you mean? I've never thought of that kind of dressing on a grilled cheese but it sounds interesting.

Marie Rose Sauce, also known as Thousand Island Dressing is traditionally made from a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. Marie Rose is usually associated with prawn/shrimp cocktail and Thousand Island often used in a Reuben sandwich. ... You can lighten the mixture by adding some plain yogurt to the mayonnaise.

Source: What Is the Recipe for Marie Rose Sauce? | Ask Nigella.com | Nigella Lawson
 

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Is this what you mean? I've never thought of that kind of dressing on a grilled cheese but it sounds interesting.

Marie Rose Sauce, also known as Thousand Island Dressing is traditionally made from a mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise. Marie Rose is usually associated with prawn/shrimp cocktail and Thousand Island often used in a Reuben sandwich. ... You can lighten the mixture by adding some plain yogurt to the mayonnaise.

Source: What Is the Recipe for Marie Rose Sauce? | Ask Nigella.com | Nigella Lawson

Yep, I meant that sauce that we also called as Cocktail sauce.
I like it very much paired with grilled cheese and tuna. I sometimes make mine on my own, other times I buy a jar of it
 
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