National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day


Did you know the Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich?


Many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich), while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them.


The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920's when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafes, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.


Ways to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

  • Donate the ingredients needed to make a grilled cheese sandwich to the FRFB or your local food pantry.

  • Share you favorite grilled cheese recipe with us.

  • Share a photo of how you celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Tag the FRFB @fredfoodva

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