Friday is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!  This easy-to-make meal has not been around forever.  In 1915, the invention of Kraft cheese is what made this sandwich popular.  James L. Kraft invented a way to transport cheese easily and without spoiling during that year, and the craze started to spread.

During the Great Depression, Mr. Kraft and his company prospered from the slogan “you can fill a family of four for 19 cents.”  All it took was some Kraft Cheese and a few slices of bread!  This was also popular in school cafeterias because of how cheap it was to make.  Cafeterias also purchased cans of tomato soup to satisfy Vitamin C and protein requirements in school lunches, thus starting the classic childhood combination of grilled cheese and tomato soup.

The grilled cheese sandwich has had a resurgence in recent years because of all the variations of this classic treat.  Even though a sandwich like this would set you back a few more than 19 cents, here are some great ideas for your grilled cheese creation!

The Classic:  Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Grilled Cheese

Meatloaf Grilled Cheese:  This recipe makes it easy to turn your leftovers into a great lunch!

Meatloaf Grilled Cheese

Tomato Bacon Grilled Cheese:  Don’t think a plain grilled cheese will fill you?  Add some extra ingredients to enhance your sandwich!

Bacon Tomato

Quaker Valley Foods is your home when it comes to filling all your cheese needs!  We carry an array of brands including Land O’ Lakes and Clearfield so you can get all the cheese you need.  Contact your Quaker Valley Foods sales rep today, or visit our website and click “What we Sell” to browse our products!