Grilled Cheesus

Whenever I take a bite of a perfect grilled cheese sandwich, I feel like I’m in heaven.  Then I chuckle because I think of Finn on Glee when he thought he saw Jesus’s face burned into his grilled cheese.  Hence the grilled Cheesus.

Of course I had to try Thomas Keller’s grilled cheese.  To my dismay and joy, he doesn’t have a “perfect” grilled cheese.  He has several.  I guess I’ll have to try them all to figure out which is the best.  Let the taste test begin.

Sandwich #1 from Ad Hoc at Home- “The Grilled Cheese

With a name like that, I don’t think I can go wrong.  Components?

  • Brioche bread.  1/4 inch thick.
  • Gruyere Cheese.  Two slices.

Trick?  Brown the butter in the pan before adding the sandwich.



Finish them off in the oven if they need more melting.  I feel like words can not express how crispy and delicious the outside of this sandwich was.

Sandwich #2 from ??  recipe found here… but not in any of my cookbooks.

Two Cheese Grilled Cheese with Potato Chips.


  • Sourdough bread
  • 2 slices swiss cheese (we used emmenthaler)
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • one layer of potato chips in the middle.

Um… why have I never done that with a grilled cheese before.  It makes me question my smarts.


My mom threatened bodily harm if I showed her face in the above photo.

At this point, you might be wondering how many people we are making sandwiches for.  Answer?  Oh… Four.  And one of those four is Mason.  Don’t worry.  We went for a little bike ride first, so I’m sure we worked off may be two potato chips (that we proceeded to munch on as we assembled)

The ultimate grilled cheese did not call for browned butter- but a more traditional butter on the bread approach.

When both rounds were done.  They looked something like this:

But check this out and tell me you aren’t having a religious experience.

Oh yeah.  What?  You want to see it again?

Don’t worry.  We ate all of them.  Yep.  ALL of them.  Mason was shocked at our gluttony.

Verdict?  Which was best?  Again- mixed reviews.  Both were outstanding.  Both had components that made them special and tasty.

I would combine the two.

Grilled Cheesus inspired by Thomas Keller


  • Brioche Bread.  1/4 inch thick.
  • one slice Gruyere
  • one slice cheddar
  • one layer potato chips in-between.
  • browned butter.

I’m going to try this next time.  I think I might see Jesus on my Cheesus.

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