April 12th, 2024
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is observed annually on April 12th. Listed in a reader's opinion poll, grilled cheese sandwiches are among one of the top comfort foods in the United States. According to food historians, cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, enjoyed across the world in many cultures. The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich. Grilled cheese can be enjoyed open, closed, or with added ingredients, such as bacon or tomatoes.