National Grilled Cheese Month


When is National Grilled Cheese Month?

National Grilled Cheese Month happens on Monday April 1, 2024.

National Grilled Cheese Month: A Month-Long Ode to Cheesy Delights in April

Get ready to butter up your skillets because April isn’t just about spring blooms – it’s National Grilled Cheese Month! This entire month is dedicated to celebrating the simple yet sublime grilled cheese sandwich. With its golden, buttery exterior and its heart of melty cheese, the grilled cheese is a testament to the joy that can be found in simplicity. And while a classic grilled cheese is always a delight, this month-long celebration calls for stepping up the game. Let’s explore a new grilled cheese flavor each week in April, turning this month into a delicious journey of crispy, cheesy discovery! 🎉🥪

Week 1: The Mediterranean Melt

  • Ingredients: Feta and mozzarella cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, on sourdough bread.
  • Flavor Profile: This sandwich brings a burst of Mediterranean flavors. The tanginess of the feta, the sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes, and the brininess of the olives create a delightful harmony of flavors.

Week 2: The Sweet and Savory Delight

  • Ingredients: Brie cheese, thin apple slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey, on cinnamon-raisin bread.
  • Flavor Profile: The creamy brie, paired with the crisp sweetness of apple and the subtle warmth of cinnamon, offers a sophisticated balance of sweet and savory.

Week 3: The Spicy Southwest Crunch

  • Ingredients: Pepper jack cheese, avocado, sliced tomato, pickled jalapeños, and crushed tortilla chips, on crusty white bread.
  • Flavor Profile: This sandwich is a fiesta of flavors and textures. The creamy avocado, zesty pepper jack, and spicy jalapeños, complemented by the crunch of tortilla chips, make each bite a memorable one.

Week 4: The BBQ Bonanza

  • Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, pulled pork, caramelized onions, and a drizzle of BBQ sauce, on a sturdy Texas toast.
  • Flavor Profile: Smoky, sweet, and with just the right amount of tang, this grilled cheese is a hearty nod to Southern barbecue. The caramelized onions add a layer of sweetness that ties everything together beautifully.

Celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month:

  1. Weekly Specials: Dedicate each week to trying the featured grilled cheese recipe. It’s a delicious way to explore new flavors and keep mealtime exciting.
  2. Grilled Cheese Social: Host a weekly grilled cheese social, virtual or in-person, where friends or family can come together to enjoy that week’s featured sandwich.
  3. Share Your Creations: Share your grilled cheese creations on social media. Use the hashtag #NationalGrilledCheeseMonth to connect with other grilled cheese enthusiasts.
  4. Support Local: Visit local eateries that are known for their grilled cheese and see how they celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month. You might discover your new favorite sandwich!

National Grilled Cheese Month is a celebration of creativity, comfort, and, of course, cheese! This month-long tribute to one of the most beloved sandwiches encourages you to explore new flavors, share delicious moments with loved ones, and find joy in the simple pleasure of a well-made grilled cheese. So, let’s keep the skillet hot, the cheese melting, and our hearts full of cheesy delight. Happy National Grilled Cheese Month! 🧀🍞🎉

When does National Grilled Cheese Month happen next year?

National Grilled Cheese Month will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday April 1, 2025
  • Wednesday April 1, 2026
  • Thursday April 1, 2027
  • Saturday April 1, 2028
  • Sunday April 1, 2029


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