Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

4 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese is a melty, toasted sandwich with golden brown, buttery bread and all the cheese in the world! Try today!

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches have always been a kid’s favorite recipe, and they have a nostalgic place for many grownups. Using the four-cheese blend adds just enough more complex flavor to make it more interesting for adults to enjoy too. This is an extra cheesy twist on a classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It’s the perfect Sandwich Recipe to enjoy for an easy lunch or as part of a comforting, kid-friendly dinner dish.

Sabrina’s Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

My recipe takes the classic comfort food Grilled Cheese sandwiches and adds more complex flavors by using four different varieties of cheese. The cheese blend in this Grilled Cheese recipe is made with four kinds of cheese. It’s a cheddar, provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese blend. It’s a great combination of nutty, sharp, and more mild cheeses. During the grilling time, all of them melt into amazing gooey cheese. You’ll be able to see all that elastic, stringy, melty, goodness when you pull your sandwich apart!

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  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter: This is used to grill the bread to perfection.
  • 8 slices Thick Sandwich Bread: The perfect base for this sandwich is using thick slices of bread. I’m using white bread. The soft pieces of bread toast up easily so that they’re crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar gives the Grilled Cheese a bold, traditional cheesy flavor. It’s up to you if you want to use sharp cheddar cheese or a more mild flavor.
  • 4 slices Provolone Cheese: Provolone is a more neutral cheese that balances out the other rich cheeses with its simple, nutty, and slightly sweet flavor. If you don’t have provolone you can substitute it with another mild cheese like Swiss or Gouda.
  • 4 slices Mozzarella Cheese: This is a white cheese with a mild flavor that’s perfect for melting.
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese: Shredded parmesan brings in sharper cheese flavor. If you don’t have Parmesan you can substitute it with another hard cheese like shredded Asiago.
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Kitchen Tools and Equipment

  • Griddle or Large Skillet: This is needed for cooking the Grilled Cheese to a golden, crispy perfection. Make sure it’s big enough for four slices so you can cook everything at the same time.
  • Butter Knife or Spreader: This is will be used for putting the butter on the bread. If the kids are helping, you have them use a spoon to smear the butter on.
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How to Make Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Time needed: 15 minutes.

  1. Toast

    Butter one side of each slice of bread. Then add half of them to a griddle or large nonstick skillet with the butter side facing down towards the griddle. Make sure the heat setting is at medium heat or medium-low heat. If you make it too hot, the outside of the sandwich will burn before the cheese filling is melted.slices of buttered bread

  2. Add Cheese

    Start by adding the cheddar cheese slices to each piece of bread. Then top that with provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan.four slices of bread and cheese on skillet

  3. Grill and Finish

    Add the second slice of bread to each sandwich with the butter side up. Press down gently on the top slice. Cook for another 2 minutes, then flip and cook for 4 minutes, until the cheese is melty and the bread is toasted.for grilled cheese on skillet

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Can This Be Made Ahead?

While grill cheese sandwiches are best enjoyed fresh, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator overnight and reheat them in a toaster oven or on a skillet for a quick snack.

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Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 478 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 797mg35%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 928IU19%
Calcium 617mg62%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Grilling Tips & Tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to make the perfect grilled cheese every time. Feel free to share your own tips and tricks for making the perfect grilled cheese sandwiches in the comments below!

  • Even Butter Distribution: To get the perfect golden, crispy exterior on your grilled cheese sandwiches, make sure to spread the butter evenly on one side of each bread slice.
  • Low to Medium Heat: While cooking the sandwiches, use low to medium heat to prevent the bread from burning before the cheese has a chance to melt.
  • Pressing Down Gently: When cooking the sandwiches, gently press down on them with a spatula or press to help flatten them slightly which will help them cook evenly and the cheese to melt perfectly.
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How to Store

  • Store: You shouldn’t leave Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at room temperature for more than 2 hours. These sandwiches are best fresh. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in the fridge. Let the pieces of bread and cheese filling cool to room temperature then wrap them in plastic wrap. They’ll be good for 1-2 days.
  • Reheating Tips: Reheat the sandwich in a toaster oven or on a hot skillet.
  • Freezing: It’s not recommended to freeze grilled cheese, but to make them and serve them fresh.
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Serving Ideas

When it comes to serving up the delicious Grilled Cheeses, you’ll love enjoying them with soup recipes. Whether it’s Creamy Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, or Broccoli Cheddar, it will taste amazing with the cheese sandwiches on the side. Dipping Grilled Cheese into tomato soup is such a classic comfort food dish!

Grilled Cheese of course goes really nicely with a classic bowl of tomato soup but you can also serve it with other favorite sandwich sides! Try them with pickles, salad, or potato chips. Homemade Coleslaw could be a popular hit too!

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Frequent Questions

How can I prevent the sandwich from becoming too greasy?

To avoid the oiliness, don’t use a ton of butter on the bread and press gently while grilling on medium heat for a good and even distribution.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, you can easily make this recipe gluten-free by simply using gluten-free bread.

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Recipe Card

Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ultimate Four Cheese Grilled Cheese is a melty, toasted sandwich with golden brown, buttery bread and all the cheese in the world! Try today!
Yield 4 Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , softened
  • 8 slices thick sandwich bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 4 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded


  • Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Add 4 slices buttered side down to a griddle or large skillet on medium heat.
  • Add cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Add the remaining bread slices, butter side up (away from the rest of the sandwich).
  • Cook for 2 additional minutes, then flip and cook the second side for 4 minutes, pressing down gently.


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Calories: 478kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 797mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 928IU | Calcium: 617mg | Iron: 2mg

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  • Cream Cheese: For a rich, tangy taste you can add cream cheese to the sandwich. Simply mix together ¾ cup mayonnaise with 3 ounces of softened cream cheese. Then spread the mixture over the inside of the bread before toasting and adding the cheeses.
  • Cheese Garlic Grilled Cheese: You can also spread garlic butter over the inside of each piece of bread. To make your own garlic butter mixture combine ¼ cup softened butter, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1 tablespoon parsley. Mix the ingredients together and spread the creamy butter over the bread before toasting.
  • Bread: We’ve just used classic sandwich bread in this recipe, however, there are other options you can try for this delicious comfort food. For soft bread, try slices of sourdough bread, challah, or brioche. For more crusty bread, Italian bread or French bread would taste great.
  • Cheese Mixture: You can also experiment with your choice of cheese in the recipe. Instead of regular cheddar, you could use white cheddar cheese. American cheese, Swiss cheese, or Monterey Jack do a great job melting into a wonderfully butter and stringy texture. For a more smoky flavor, you could also use gouda.
  • Caramelized Onions: Slice half an onion into thin slices and cook them on medium-high heat in a tablespoon of butter on the stovetop for about 5 minutes until they caramelize. Scoop a tablespoon of the caramelized onions into the sandwich just before serving. Adults love this!
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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