Why settle for a pedestrian Grilled Cheese Sandwich, when you can create an "Artisan"  Grilled Cheese instead?  Remember: "Artisan" = "Better"!

Step 1: The Bread

Here, I "partner" with my local Boulanger to discuss the virtues of heritage yeast strains.  He really 'gets' my well-informed suggestions!"

Procure a fresh loaf of Multi-Grain bread from your favorite bakeshop, as long as it is located within a 20-mile radius.  You could substitute bread purchased from a grocery store; just don’t try to feed it to me or my children.

Step 2: Slicing

“Perfectly imperfect!”

Slice the bread by hand to the desired thickness, as long as you desire the thickness to be between 70-120 millimeters.  Discard any slices that appear to be uniform.

Step 3: Judge the Cheese

"I have selected this washed-rind sheep’s milk cheese; it presented me with an admirable level of indignation.

Judge the cheese.   Judgementalism is an extremely important facet of being “Artisan”.  Cheeses should be judged on demeanor, self-righteousness, and fortitude.


Step 4: Select the Pan

“This pan has the Brooklyn-chic aesthetic that I am going for here.”

An “Artisan” grilled cheese requires a pan that matches the temperament of the sandwich.

Step 5: Assemble the Sandwich


Bread, Quince paste, Cheese, Sazon Mas Guapo, Bread.


Step 6: Preparation

“Take great care here.  Remember: You can’t spell 'artisanal' without 'anal'.”

“Pan-Crisp” the sandwich in Amish Butter until the cheese is melted and the exterior is golden brown.  It is critical that the two sides do not match!

Step 7: Service!

“I am serving my “Artisan” grilled cheese on a “Re-claimed” paper towel roll that is being “Re-purposed” as a plate.  Remember: Simply Re-cycling is for the lazy and uncreative!”

Photo-document for the social media platforms, before serving to your guests.  Elicit approval from peers, being very careful to not appear too impressed, and Enjoy!

Simply throwing out waste products would be lazy and uncreative. When one watches droves of the general populaces failing to understand the basics of recycling. Any segment that even recycles a portion of the time should be encouraged. Up-cycling or re-purposed as you said is more of the spirit of the DIY culture.
Seems like Brooklyn-chic would be a panini pan not a rustic cast iron. Used for over a century by our forbears. From those who lived in your Brooklyn to those who cooked in more natural conditions such as over open fires from coast to coast.
Here in the boondocks we judge cheeses by taste. Some quality cheese selling places may even let a sampling opportunity occur or the person there may have helpful suggestions. As a general observation the following have been my findings. A cheese with a mild flavor is best with fruit. While more bitey varieties go with meats and other flavorful foods.
Wasting food is less than a good idea.
That is a spectacular moustache, sir. The grilled cheese is nice too!
Yes the mustache, the best that money can buy at the costume shop.

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