Grilled Cheese Month 2019

Grilled Cheese

Welcome to The University of Grilled Cheese! 

It’s our 18th year celebrating National Grilled Cheese Month and we’re off to college! Official Melting Hours: 11am - Close
We are currently in Term 2, study hard! 

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Add a cup of old-fashioned tomato soup to any grilled cheese sandwich for just $3

Sandwiches can be made on matzah for Passover, just ask!


Term 2 - Currently Enrolling!

04/15/2019 - 04/27/2019

Intro to Grilled Cheese $9.00

In this course, students are introduced to the foundational principles and flavors of grilled cheese: Bread, Butter, Cheddar [cheddar choices include: sharp yellow, extra-sharp white, cashew-based vegan]

Phil. Cheesesteak Studies $15.00 - Philly Cheesesteak

Examination of primary sources, including the oft-overlooked Addendum to Federalist 51, in which James Madison, to evince the need for checks and balances, lays out a framework for a sandwich that combines meat and two types of melted cheese. Thinly sliced prime ribeye, grilled with peppers, onions, provolone and American cheese on a toasted French roll. 

Hot-Wing Conspiracy Theory $15.00 

From Meltifa militants insisting all cheese be grilled, to the Panininati pressing their flat-sandwich agenda, the fake cheese media exploits fear to peddle their plastic-encased “cheese food product.” In this course, we follow a blue cheese vein of truth, seeking to dispel fear and elevate flavor, while finally answering the question, which came first, the chicken or the hot boneless wing? 

Muhammara Melt $13.00 

This course follows a multicultural, interdisciplinary approach, exploring the complex [some might say controversial] pairing of melty cumin-infused Leyden cheese with  muhummara, the luscious red pepper and walnut dip into the rich flavor of the Levant, the “fertile crescent,” cradle of civilization.

Cheeseonomics: The Lasagne Melt $14.00 

Is there still a place for grilled cheese consumption and other lacto-normative rituals in today’s nut-juice world? In this course, students conduct in-depth queso studies of so-called “Carb-on-Carb” incentives to determine whether cheesy lasagne grilled between two slices of golden, buttery garlic bread is the most efficient means to satiety and growth. Lasgne Melt

Tuna Melt: A Close Eating  $14.25 

In his monumental novel, A La Recherche du Poisson Perdu (In Search of Lost Fish; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Tuna Salad), Monsieur Marcel fondly recalls the tuna melts his Uncle Larry used to make for him: “No sooner had the warm tuna melted with cheddar on wheat levain touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening...And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me.” Students will devour the work, savoring every crumb of flavor and meaning.

Anastasia’s Dream $14.25

In his landmark work, Die Kasetraumadeutung [Interpretation of Cheese Dreams], Dr. Sigmund Curd introduced his theory of the unconscious in the development of grilled cheese craving. In this course, we delve deeply into panocurdalytic theory, examining the textural and flavor juxtaposition of crusty grilled bread, creamy burrata, crisp pancetta, roasted cherry tomatoes - and the olive oil fried egg as the ultimate wish fulfillment.   

Independent Grilled Cheese Study $9.00

Bread Prerequisites [choose 1] - Country white, wheat levain, olive bread, semolina, whole grain, or gluten-free  [+$1]
Cheese Electives [choose 1] - White cheddar, yellow cheddar, gruyere, provolone, swiss or vegan cheddar

Add grilled chicken $4.00
Add roast beef or smoked turkey $3.95 University of Grilled Cheese
Add bacon, roasted chicken, or avocado $3 
Add roasted cherry tomatoes or extra cheese $2
Add mushrooms, caramelized onions or sun-dried tomatoes $1.50 
Add basil or spinach $1 
Add  the works (lettuce, onions, pickled jalapenos and mayo) +.50

Term 1 - Classes are over, take a look back during FINALS WEEK

04/01/2019 - 04/13/2019

Intro to Grilled Cheese $9.00

In this course, students are introduced to the foundational principles and flavors of grilled cheese: Bread, Butter, Cheddar [cheddar choices include: sharp yellow, extra-sharp white, cashew-based vegan]

Advanced Patty Melt  $15.00 - term 1 is over, no longer available

We will study the rich history and complex politics of the Patty Melt, with an emphasis on flavor, to understand what constitutes “grilled cheese” and how that notion has shifted with the increase in global connectivity and the addition of a 1/2 lb grass-fed burger patty. Synthesizing meaty discouse withcheddar, swiss, savory bacon jam and crispy bacon on bread, students will explore the diversity of both lived and grilled experience. 

Pretzel Logic $14.00 - term 1 is over, will be back for FINALS week

Using the “Fromaggiological Method,” students will unwind the mysteries of this twisty pretzel  stuffed with complex layers of flavor [and meaning]: smoked turkey, tomato chutney, and melty-in-the-middle, crispy-around-the-edges sharp white cheddar.  Extra Credit: add bacon $2

Salami & The Hive Mentality $13.00 - term 1 is over, check back during FINALS week

This course traces the history of the norcino [pork butcher]; from the papal elevation of the Empirical Pork Physicians in the 17th century, to 21st century artisanal salumi production in Carlsbad, CA. By taking sheep’s milk cheese [Cacio de Roma], soppressata piccante and crusty bread, applying a deliberate melting process and a final drizzle of spicy honey, we will open a window to universal notions of deliciousness.

The Green New Dill $14.00 - term 1 is over, check back during FINALS week

Can we imagine a society geared toward meeting culturally-determined cheese needs, while at the same time restoring the earth systems on which we depend? How do we reconcile the panini-pressing demand for melted cheese with the pressing need to address climate change? This course explores intermediate plant solutions - asparagus, dill havarti, and sorrel on buttery brioche - avoiding meat, while at the same time seeking to mitigate fears that environmentalists are “coming for our cows.”  Tomato Soup

Anastasia’s Dream $14.25

In his landmark work, Die Kasetraumadeutung [Interpretation of Cheese Dreams], Dr. Sigmund Curd introduced his theory of the unconscious in the development of grilled cheese craving. In this course, we delve deeply into panocurdalytic theory, examining the textural and flavor juxtaposition of crusty grilled bread, creamy burrata, crisp pancetta, roasted cherry tomatoes - and the olive oil fried egg as the ultimate wish fulfillment.   

Tuna Melt: A Close Eating  $14.25 

In his monumental novel, A La Recherche du Poisson Perdu (In Search of Lost Fish; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Tuna Salad), Monsieur Marcel fondly recalls the tuna melts his Uncle Larry used to make for him: “No sooner had the warm tuna melted with cheddar on wheat levain touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening...And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me.” Students will devour the work, savoring every crumb of flavor and meaning.

Independent Grilled Cheese Study $9.00

Bread Prerequisites [choose 1] - Country white, wheat levain, olive bread, semolina, whole grain, or gluten-free  [+$1]
Cheese Electives [choose 1] - White cheddar, yellow cheddar, gruyere, provolone, swiss or vegan cheddarAdd grilled chicken $4.00
Add roast beef or smoked turkey $3.95
Add bacon, roasted chicken, or avocado $3 
Add roasted cherry tomatoes or extra cheese $2
Add mushrooms, caramelized onions or sun-dried tomatoes $1.50 
Add basil or spinach $1 
Add  the works (lettuce, onions, pickled jalapenos and mayo) +.50