How To Host A Grilled Cheese Party

The concept is simple: Build our easy Grilled Cheese Bar and host a party.

What: Build-Your-Own Grilled Cheese Bar Party

Who’s invited: Your friends and family

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 for set up).

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

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Build The Bar

As host, 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. (You can always ask guests to bring extras from their homes.) 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 guests offer to bring something, 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:


Cabot, of course!



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!)



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 guests!) 



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!


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

Show us your Grilled Cheese Bar Parties! 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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