With adulthood comes a more sophisticated palate and selection of dishes. But, luckily, grilled cheese is one “kid food” that can be brought into adulthood and still shared with your kiddo. That tasty, cheesy sandwich everyone loved as a kid can easily be elevated for a grown-up palate by mixing artisan cheeses with sweet and savory toppings. Here, are our favorite grilled cheese sandwiches around town, with options that will please any age cheese lover.
What Would Cheesus Do serves up six gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, all made to order in a bright turquoise food truck. Try the Forsaken Bacon with cheddar, honey ham, bacon, and apple butter, finished with a honey drizzle. Kids will love the Baby Cheesus, made with cheddar and mozzarella cheese—ask and they’ll even cut it into tiny slices perfect for little hands. Check their website and social media posts to see where the truck will be next.
Steuben’s is the ultimate elevated diner, so it’s only fitting that they serve up a killer grilled cheese. Their sandwich with Muenster and American cheese includes thick, crispy Texas toast, with a side of chips. Compliment the meal with their chicken fried pickles or a cup of tomato soup. The grilled cheese is on both the brunch and lunch menu, and can be made gluten-free. Steuben’s serves a kids meal grilled cheese, with veggies, a side, a beverage and soft serve ice cream for $8. Uptown, Denver.
Garlic-lovers head on over to Mr. Miner’s deli coutner where you’ll encounter the garlic bread grilled cheese complete with fresh mozzarella, provolone, grana padano (similar to Parmigiano Reggiano), served with tomato soup. Kiddies can match your order with their own fromage sammie. University Hills, Denver.
Craft cocktails and craft grilled cheeses are a match made in heaven for parents. Mythology Distillery serves up a turkey grilled cheese with cheddar and pepper jack and a side bowl of el pastor chili. Or try the apple brie grilled cheese for a slightly-sweet twist. Served with shallot and a bed of greens, it’s like a salad-sandwich miracle. Highland, Denver
Make Your Own Sammy
Check out tips from Steve Redzikowski, chef and former owner of Acorn, who believes the secret behind making the best grilled cheese for your family is the bread.