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GrilledShane’s Mission Statement

GrilledShane’s Mission Statement

If you have been paying attention to my Facebook or Twitter pages, you will know that I am on a mission, that I am working to build GrilledShane into a brand. I am working to build GrilledShane into something more than just a hobby, something…

Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Tillamook Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Prior to talking about this particular grilled cheese sandwich, which was very delicious, I want to update the GrilledShane world on a few things. I know I have said it before, but this is especially true now. I am going to give you, my devoted…

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013

To some, April is simply the fourth month in a very busy year. However, for me, and other grilled cheese lovers, April is a month full of awesomeness. April is National Grilled Cheese Month, a month dedicated to the most amazing sandwich. In the past, I have  simply let everyone else do something special. This year, I am not only compiling everything that is being done special for the month but I am also doing something special as well. Read on for all the details…

Over the past few days I have been racking my brain as to what I should do special for National Grilled Cheese Month. I thought I would do some sort of special grilled cheese recipe or, as others have and are doing, cook multiple grilled cheese sandwiches throughout the month. Although, all of those are great choices/ideas, I decided against those and instead decided to go into a different direction. I decided to have YOU, the GrilledShane reader, create the special grilled cheese that I would be cooking for National Grilled Cheese Month. Yes, you. If you are reading this blog, you love grilled cheese as much as I do, so why not have you assist in creating a grilled cheese sandwich?

Details:

  • Choose one vegetarian ingredient and post it in the comments below.
  • One ingredient per comment, per person, please.
  • Only one bread choice and up to three cheese choices total.
  • All ingredient choices must be posted by April 14, 2013 @ 11:59 PM ET.
  • Max number of ingredients will be around 8-12. (Cutoff will depend on chosen ingredients.)
  • Sandwich will be created and posted by April 21, 2013.
  • If I cannot find a certain ingredient, I will attempt to get the next closest ingredient that I can find.

Essentially, this is a crowd sourced grilled cheese sandwich that you can have a hand in creating. Not only will this grilled cheese sandwich be fun to be a part of, but also an amazing sandwich to eat. Now get thinking and commenting…

Other National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 Celebrations

Now that I have announced my plans for National Grilled Cheese Month, I want to share how other people are celebrating this most amazing month.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - BS' In The Kitchen

BS’ In The Kitchen

BS’ In The Kitchen is celebrating by creating a new grilled cheese sandwich for everyday in April. They kick it off with Smoked Salmon Bagel Grilled Cheese, a must see.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - Bacon Double Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Closet Cooking

Closet Cooking loves grilled cheese almost as much as I do and so they will be posting plenty of grilled cheese sandwiches over the next couple of weeks. They kick it off with the Bacon Double Cheeseburger Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - Clementine

Clementine

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month 2013, Clementine, located in LA, has created a special grilled cheese menu, available after 11 am. It contains gourmet specialties that will blow your mind, including the Primaverde and Ghormeh Sabzi Melt. If you are anywhere near LA, you definitely should hit up Clementine for their special National Grilled Cheese Month menu. I know I would.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen

Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (located in San Francisco) will be celebrating with the launch of our dinner hours and service at the Mission location on Wednesday, and extended hours for all Giants games at South Park! CHEESE!

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - MLT DWN

MLT DWN

MLT DWN, located in Kingston, Ontario, is featuring their Jalapeno Rancher grilled cheese for National Grilled Cheese Month.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - Melt

The Melt

In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Day, the first 10,000 people who sign up at eatcheese.com by Friday, April 12, will receive a QR code for a free melt (up to $6.75) that can be redeemed at any of fifteen THE MELT store or bus locations.

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - Tillamook

Tillamook Cheese

Finally! It’s National Grilled Cheese Month! Follow Tillamook on Pinterest for 30 days of delicious content, prizes, and fun! 

AND

Do you have the best tasting, creamiest melting, most unique and utterly irresistible grilled cheese sandwich recipe out there? Then enter the Tillamook Cheese Factory Grilled Cheese Contest! From March 22 through April 15, submit your one-of-a-kind recipe and you could be one of three finalists who will compete in a live cook-off on Saturday, April 27 at the Cheese Factory. 

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - Grilled Cheese Academy

Grilled Cheese Academy

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, the showdown starts today. Could this year’s winning recipe be yours? Enter now!

National Grilled Cheese Month 2013 - TasteSpotting

TasteSpotting

TasteSpotting is featuring grilled cheese sandwich recipes that have featured over the past few months and years.


Editor’s Note: If your blog or grilled cheese restaurant is doing something special for National Grilled Cheese Month, please email me and I will make sure to update this post.

Almond Toffee Matzoh

Almond Toffee Matzoh

Since I started this blog, every year I have created a Passover grilled cheese sandwich. Those sandwiches featured various Passover ingredients, such as hard boiled eggs, horseradish and apples. When I started to think about what ingredients I would use in this Passover grilled cheese,…

Kerrygold Kilaree Cheddar

Kerrygold Kilaree Cheddar

I have a story for you, the reader. As everyone already knows, I have an unhealthy obsession of Kerrygold, which has continually been fueled by free coupons sent directly from the cheese maker itself. That obsession only increased in the past week. A week ago Wednesday, I…

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Grilled Cheese

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Grilled Cheese

I don’t want to seem like I have become an employee of Kerrygold, but when they make great cheeses and keep sending you free coupons, you kind of have to keep making creations (aka grilled cheese sandwiches) using their products. And then blog about them. For the world to see.

Recently, Kerrygold decided to send me, unannounced, “St. Patrick’s Day Party In A Box.” As you can see from the photo above, and here, they sent me ton of awesome St. Patrick’s Day party supplies, an awesome cookbook, as well as more coupons for free Kerrygold cheese. It was their subtle way of saying, “use these coupons to buy Kerrygold cheese, use that cheese to make a kick ass St. Patrick’s Day grilled cheese and then blog about it.”

Challenge. Accepted. With Irish Soda Bread. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Grilled Cheese

Berliner der Kase Cheese (Whole Foods Exclusive)

Berliner der Kase Cheese (Whole Foods Exclusive)

It has been awhile since I have posted a new grilledshane creation and I apologize for that. This here is just a quick grilled cheese to hold you over until my grand St. Patrick’s Day grilled cheese, courtesy of the awesome people at Kerrygold cheese.…

The grass is greener.

The grass is greener.

On this blog, I hardly ever post about my life outside the grilled cheese sandwich. My job and personal life are only mentioned if they are involved in a larger story regarding the grilled cheese (such as a book signing). I purposefully keep my work…

Grilled Cheese Roundup: An Overstuffed Edition Featuring Lots of Onion

Grilled Cheese Roundup: An Overstuffed Edition Featuring Lots of Onion

My “Grilled Cheese” Google Alerts have been piling up in my inbox and open tabs in my browser. I was saving the great grilled cheese sandwiches from around the web yet I had no time to post them. That time has come now, and it seems that the theme is onion. For some reason, everyone loves putting caramelized onions in their grilled cheese. I can’t complain, they all look great! Plus, there is a grilled cheese made completely out of cheese, nothing wrong with that! Anyway, on to the sandwiches…

Football-shaped grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with spinach artichoke dip
SheKnows.com

Football-shaped Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Stuffed w/Spinach Artichoke Dip

In the past month or so, SheKnows has really been cranking out some great grilled cheese recipes. I feature one here, which is a little late considering it was for the Super Bowl, but it still looks delicious. I have always been a fan of spinach artichoke dip, even if it has become a staple of chain restaurant’s appetizer menus.

Other great recipes include Bacon Mac & Cheese, Brie, Blueberry & Balsamic, Jalapeno Popper, and Ultimate Nacho Grilled Cheese. I would definitely check SheKnows out if you are in mood for a great grilled cheese.

Pickles And Brie Grilled Cheese
Joy @ Joy The Baker

Pickles And Brie Grilled Cheese

Pickles are a delicious ingredient that I clearly don’t use enough in my cooking. Add it to a Brie grilled cheese and you have yourself a great combination.

Grilled Cheese with Spinach & Avocado
Rose @ Our Lady of Second Helpings

Grilled Cheese with Spinach & Avocado

I love avocado. It is really as simple as that. You should feel the same way.

…and now begins the Onion portion of the show…

French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Erica @ Tasty Kitchen

Yum. Look at that golden brown bread…

French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Double Dose of Comfort Food
Jen @ JenSerafini.com

Even though Jen writes about my competition, I think I can still be impressed by her grilled cheese. Haha.

Double Dose of Comfort Food

Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Spinach
Reem @ Simply Reem

Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onions and Spinach

Spinach is healthy…so that makes this grilled cheese healthy, right?

Sweet & Savory Grilled Cheese
John & Dana @ Minimalist Baker

Sweet & Savory Grilled Cheese

Apple or onion are your choices for these grilled cheese sandwichs, but the recommendation is onion.

The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Nick @ DudeFoods.com

The 100% Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Although 100% unhealthy, this grilled cheese looks 100% delicious. I haven’t done much with bread cheese before, but after seeing this grilled cheese, it looks like I should go ahead and buy some bread cheese now.

Kerrygold Cashel Blue Grilled Cheese

Kerrygold Cashel Blue Grilled Cheese

With more Kerrygold coupons burning a hole in my pocket, and my discovery of Kerrygold Cashel Blue cheese, I thought it was time to make one more Kerrygold grilled cheese creation. With the sous chef and myself recently purchasing two different kinds of quiche, I…