The Goodness of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at Any Age

Grilled cheese sandwich on a wood board with a pickle spear

Why do grilled cheese sandwiches just hit the spot? When scrolling through your mental list of sandwich options, grilled cheese is an easy “Yes!”— at any age. Ok, it’s commonly found on the kid’s menu, but there’s no shame or judgment in ordering one for yourself as a grown adult. 

You may have outgrown ordering chocolate milk and peanut butter sandwiches, but a warm grilled cheese sandwich with buttery toasted bread and stretchable cheese easily carry into each age bracket. I bet you could close your eyes right now and distinctly remember biting into an amazing grilled cheese sandwich and all the details of its smell, taste, and texture. Perhaps you paired it with a bowl of tomato or chicken noodle soup? 

Either way, the goodness of grilled cheese sandwiches is somewhat of a mystery to our senses and something we’ll be exploring in more detail.

Keep reading to partake in our demystification of the elusively wondrous—grilled cheese sandwich.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: Part of the Comfort Food Kingdom

Mmmmm comfort food. Ever have one of those days where you get fired unexpectedly, broken up with out of the blue, lose your wallet, phone, or laptop, or get the worst haircut of your life? Hopefully, you’ve never experienced all of the above on the same day. But either way— when life throws mud at you, there are always some tried and true comfort foods to the rescue. 

Besides cookie dough ice cream straight from the carton, grilled cheese sandwiches ranks high on the list of best comfort foods ever. They have a way of making life just feel a whole lot better. There is nothing like treating yourself to freshly sliced bread with your favorite cheese in-between, buttered and heated to perfection. The crisp and chewy combination of ingredients is a welcomed relief to a bad day. The best part is that even on a perfectly good day, grilled cheese sandwiches make an excellent food choice! 

Fun Historical Facts on Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Who should we praise for the brilliance of combining cheese and bread to such grilled perfection? Where did it begin? And why are we so obsessed with it? 

First off— the obsession is well deserved. 

Now, for the exploratory quest of tracing its origin story. Grilled cheese sandwiches became an American staple during World War II when slices of bread and cheese were regularly served to soldiers. The recipe was even listed in military cookbooks.

Here are some fun facts to add to your reading palate:

  • A grilled cheese competition in Los Angeles spanned 21 years of annual gatherings to see who could make the best grilled cheese sandwich. 
  • Some people claim that adding mayonnaise to grilled cheese sandwiches makes it taste a tier above the rest.
  • During the 1920’s up til the 70’s many restaurant patrons would ask for the “Cheese Dream” when referring to a grilled cheese sandwich. 
  • The most expensive grilled cheese sandwich sold for $28,000 on eBay after the owner claimed it bore the image of the Virgin Mary. Check out the image for yourself.

As you can see, grilled cheese sandwiches are truly amazing and a great choice when available on the menu of your local restaurant. 

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Mokas Cafe is proud to serve you any of our amazing food and drink items. We’ve devoted countless hours to the details of designing a winning menu. We are in the business of making people happy and what we serve has a profound way of doing that no matter what the order. 

Mokas Cafe was founded in Salina, Kansas over 15 years ago. Since our opening, we strive to create a worthwhile experience for everyone who walks through our doors with friendly customer service and delicious food and brews. We live to serve our community by providing consistent service and it’s why our loyal customers continue to rely on us for quality food and drinks.

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