Guide to the Best Cheeses Of course everyone will have their own opinion about which cheeses make the best grilled cheese sandwich, depending on how they grew up and what they are used to. Here are the ones I like the best. AND of course I always use REAL cheese - none of this processed stuff you have to peel out of a wrapper.
American You can't go wrong with American cheese. If you get a grilled cheese sandwich in a restaurant, this is most likely the type of cheese you will get one your sandwich. It melts easily and has a soft, melty, cheesy taste.
Cheddar This is the favorite of many, however I believe cheddar is best saved for macaroni and nachos. I use sharp cheddar when I can't find what else I'm looking for.
Monterey Jack Adds a unique flavor when you mix up your sandwich with some fillers (see list below.) Not quite strong enough to stand on its own unless you use thick slices.
Pepperjack Pepperjack is a great, spicy cheese to use with crusty rolls and thinly sliced veggie fillers.
Medium Sharp Colby This is my personal favorite for grilled cheese sandwiches, and not just because it was first developed 16 miles south of where I live! Buy it fresh in round, wax coated bricks and use it right away. Never freeze it (unless you want crumbles).