Celebrate ‘National Grilled Cheese Day’ with Grilled Cheese Bar Ideas

The concept is simple: Build our easy Grilled Cheese Bar & add some adventure to your day.

What: Build-Your-Own Grilled Cheese Bar Party

Who’s invited: Your family (and POD)

When: Any night of the week. (This straightforward meal doesn’t take advance planning—just a quick trip to the grocery store and 15 minutes to set up).

Why: It’s simple, fun, delicious and less work for you. You provide an assortment of flavors: everyone gets to mix and match to make their own grilled cheese masterpieces.

Happy #grilledcheesemonth Cabot fans! Here's how to host a Grilled Cheese Party! Click To Tweet

How to Build Your Grilled Cheese Bar

You will need to provide:

  • An assortment of breads, cheeses, vegetables, proteins and spreads (see below for ideas)
  • Cutting boards and knives for assembly
  • Griddles, large skillets and/or a Panini press for cooking the sandwiches. We love our Lodge Cast Iron Square Panini Press.
  • Plates and napkins
  • Optional: A pot of tomato soup—the classic pairing for grilled cheese sandwiches. Our Tomato-Cheddar Soup recipe serves 6!

If someone wants to help, ask them to supply drinks and dessert! We paired our creations with a lovely Rosé and a variety of delicious beers.

Build Your Own Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Here are our picks for the ultimate grilled cheese party spread:

Step 1: Choose Your Butter

Cabot’s creamy award-winning butter, of course!

Step 2: Pick Your Favorite Bread

Wheat sandwich bread, White French loaf, Mini rolls

(Mini rolls are adorable for making bite sized grilled cheeses—and they fit our Cabot Cracker Cuts perfectly!)

Step 3: Stack Your Favorite Cheese(s)

Cabot Colby Jack Cheese Cracker Cuts, Cabot Vermont Sharp Cracker Cuts, Cabot Vermont Extra Sharp Cracker Cuts

(We think anything from our Cracker Cuts line is ideal—and comes pre-sliced for your convenience!) 

Step 4: Add Toppings

VEGGIES: Spinach, Pea shoots, Fresh tomatoes, Sun dried tomatoes – whatever is your favorite!

PROTEIN: Ham, Pepperoni, Salami – or your other go-tos

SPREADS: Fig Spread, Hot pepper jelly, Pesto – be creative!


More Grilled Cheese Inspirations

Because we love grilled cheese so much at Cabot, we’ve got more ideas to inspire you:

Focaccia Slab Grilled Cheese

+Add in: Fig spread

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

+Add in: Sun dried tomatoes

Classic Grilled Cheese


Heaven in Vermont Grilled Cheese

+Add in: Ham


Grilled Cheese Florentine

+Add in: Fresh tomatoes


The Clubber

+Add in: Pea shoots


Arugula & Pesto Grilled Cheese

+Add in: Bacon

Pesto Grilled Cheese


Grilled Cheese with Pickles, Salami, and Seriously Sharp Cheddar

+Add in: Spicy Mustard


Grilled Cheese with Smashed Avocado and Roasted Red Peppers

+Add in: Arugula


Cheesy Eggs Benedict Grilled Cheese with Hollandaise Sauce

+Add in: Bacon


Show us your Grilled Cheese Bar Ideas! Tag us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: #CabotCheese


Comments (2)

Roberta Tatro | April 14, 2018 | 7:58pm

Really good Cabot food !!!

Diane | December 07, 2019 | 1:17pm

Great Company!

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