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How to Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

– How to Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich –

Everybody loves grilled cheese sandwiches, they´re easy to make and oh so satisfying, this Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich takes the beloved grilled cheese into the next level. The secret on How to Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich is simple, a great combination of ingredients and a cheesy explosion of flavors. I used multi-grain bread to make this grilled cheese, just because it adds even more texture and flavor to the sandwich, but you can use whatever type of bread that you like. I also used to 2 different types of cheeses in this recipe, Manchego cheese and fresh mozzarella. Manchego cheese is not as easy as other cheeses to melt, but I will show you the technique on how to get that Manchego perfectly melted.

Secrets to Making the Cheese Melt Everytime

When you´re making a regular old grilled cheese sandwich, the cheese almost always easily melts, but when you add different ingredients into the grilled cheese, such as this one, the cheese tends to not melt as fast. Of course you cant keep the sandwich in the pan for too long or the bread will burn. After grilling the sandwich I wrap it in foil paper and add it to a pre-heated oven for 6 to 7 minutes. This ensures that all the cheese will melt through, and thanks to the foil paper the bread stops toasting. Check out the video below on How to Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich or print out the recipe card below. Salud!

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How to Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • -2 large slices multi-grain bread
  • -3 slices manchego cheese
  • -1/2 ball fresh mozzarella
  • -8 spanish olives
  • -2 roasted bell peppers
  • -Arugula
  • -extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • -dried oregano
  • -black pepper
  • -sea salt


  1. Heat a grilling pan with a medium heat and add 2 slices of mutli-grain bread, lightly toast on one side for about 2 minutes, then transfer the slices of bread to a cutting board
  2. To assemble the grilled cheese sandwich, grab one of the slices of bread toasted side up, and add 3 slices of queso Manchego to the bread, then add 2 jarred roasted red bell peppers cut in half on top of the queso Manchego, cut about 8 green Spanish olives in half and place on top of the roasted bell peppers, season with dried oregano and freshly cracked black pepper, then add a handful of arugula and top off with some thin slices of fresh mozzarella, lightly season the mozzarella with sea salt and place the other slice of bread on top, toasted side down, gently push down on the sandwich to make everything compact, then brush the top of the sandwich with some extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  3. Heat the same grilling pan with a LOW heat and add the sandwich oil side down, brush some extra virgin Spanish olive oil on top of the sandwich and place a large bowl on top of the grilling pan, after 4 minutes flip the sandwich and push down on it with a spatula to make it even more compact, place the bowl back on the griling pan and cook for another 4 minutes
  4. Remove the sandwich from the grilling pan and wrap it in foil paper, add the sandwich into a pre-heated oven, bake and broil option 210 C - 410 F between 6 to 7 minutes, remove from the oven, cut in half and place on a dish, garnish with fresh arugula and a couple slices of tomato, serve at once
  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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  1. CLB

    Looking for the recipe card for your grilled sandwich. Looks really good!

    26 . Aug . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      Recipe card is up! Had a glitch on the website 🙂 much love

      27 . Aug . 2021
  2. Emma - Bake Then Eat

    Great tip for getting the perfect melted cheese sandwich. This one is making me hungry!

    14 . Jun . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for commenting Emma! much love

      15 . Jun . 2018

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