2 tbsp butter, divided
(2) slices white bread
½ cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
Add and melt 1 1/2 tbsp butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Put the bread slices in the skillet on top of the melted butter.
Add and spread about 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese on one slice of bread, place the other slice of bread, butter-side up, on top of the cheese. Spread about 2 tbsp of cheese on top of the sandwich.
Melt the remaining 1/2 tbsp of butter in the skillet next to the sandwich. Then flip the sandwich onto the melted butter so that the cheese-side is facing down. Add and spread the remaining cheese on top of the sandwich, cook sandwich until cheese on the bottom is crispy and caramelized for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip sandwich and cook until cheese is crispy and caramelized on the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes.
If you’re filling it with cheese and other goodies, start with cooking without a top slice of bread and covered for a few minutes. It won’t get soggy, but the little bit of steam allows the cheese to melt. Then, add the top slice of bread until the cheese begins to melt.
It doesn’t matter what cheese you’re using as long as you love it, and don’t skimp on it. I cover every corner of the bread because no one wants a grilled cheese without the cheese loads.