5 Brava Grilled Cheese Hacks for Sandwich Perfection

Grilled Cheese in Brava is the 8th wonder of the world. Just kidding! But really, it is a marvel to see Brava melt the cheese and toast the bread on both sides — with zero flipping or monitoring on your part. If you’re ready to take your Brava Grilled Cheese game to the next level, follow these tips.

  1. Personalized

We know people have different preferences for bread, so we created unique recipe programs for white, wheat and sourdough breads to make sure your grilled cheese is toasted to perfection.

Bread thickness, type, and sugar content will impact the way Grilled Cheese turns out. Your first cook may require some tweaking. Based on the results, you may need to knock down the personalization slider (to make it less brown) or knock it up (to toast the bread more). The Touch Up button can also help you toast the bread more as needed once a cook completes.

  1. Buttered Bread

Always use a thin layer of butter on the outside of the bread. Using room temperature butter and an offset spatula can help make this easier. Alternatively, our customers also love using mayonnaise or Ghee (clarified butter) instead of softened butter for an extra crisp exterior.

  1. Creative Add-Ins

Chef George famously slathers jam inside his Grilled Cheese. He also recently recommended slicing up fresh figs and adding a few slices of bacon for a sweet-salty oomph. Swap out your fave slices of cheese or get fancy with brie and/or goat cheese. Try it with pesto, roasted red peppers, and cured meats. A simple slice of smoked ham makes any grilled cheese a substantial meal, or try a few apple slices if you want to keep it vegetarian. The sky is the limit.

  1. Open-Faced

One customer discovered a happy accident with our Grilled Cheese preset. “I didn’t realize I followed the instructions wrong but I butter both sides of each slice of bread, top with cheese, and do the grilled cheese setting open faced. I sandwich together after it’s done and it’s perfect! I’ve only done it with cheddar cheese but it comes out perfect.” Natassia said in Brava’s Facebook Community group

  1. Custom Cooks

Once you’ve mastered your Grilled Cheese, share it with the Community by creating a Custom Cook or download and make Chef Travis’ Parmesan-Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches or Rory’s Disney Copycat Grilled Three-Cheese Sandwich.

Now that you’re equipped to make the best Brava Grilled Cheese, we want to see your best creation! 

Show off all your latest cooks by posting to Brava Home’s Facebook Community or sharing on Brava Home’s Instagram using the hashtag #BravaLife.

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