The King of Food Science Proves America Has Been Making Grilled Cheese Sandwiches All Wrong


Alton Brown has a special place in our hearts. He’s one of the OG food celebrities that, like Anthony Bourdain, could give two flying-ahems what you think. Bespectacled and always sporting another Hawaiian tee from his endless supply of Hawaiian tees, he was at the forefront of this decade’s “rediscovery” of food. With a quirky, matter-of-fact demeanor, Brown introduced us to the the science of cooking and the motto of making the most out of what you have.

Now, he’s teaching us how to make grilled cheese sandwiches. Yes, we’ve been making melty, gooey “grilled cheese” sandwiches all wrong. The secret? Grilling the cheese that goes into your grilled cheese sandwich. While this might come off as sorcery, it’s surprisingly very easy. Just check out the video and let the Bill Nye of food show you how it’s done. Lunch will never be the same.

Also, where in the world can we get that dinosaur squirt bottle? It’s everything our childhood never was.

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

  • Marc Mueller

    I have that bottle. He had it on his website.

  • OriginalUpmuuchtoolate

    Too complicated.

    • Linda Lovelush

      Yeah, that’s what I was thinking, but damn that looks good.

      I love watching Alton.

  • Anonymous

    Love that Alton spices up the cheeses :O) We are definitely adding this ‘chunky’ grilled cheese recipe to our #summerfun menu.

  • Grant Wood

    The man is a genius and I have done similar using an oven to melt the cheese first. Makes a world of difference.

  • Linda Lovelush

    Just a thought, though… comparing Alton Brown to Anthony Bourdain is like comparing apples to oranges.

    Better yet, apples to asparagus. They’re two completely different creatures with completely different personalities and while it’s true that Anthony Bourdain doesn’t give a rat’s ass what people think of him, I should think Alton is a little more down to earth than that.

  • jygsaw

    Alton Brown is forever that dude. Have watched Good Eats since ’99 and he’s influenced my cooking steez ever since. Heck, our weight loss is even parallel lol.

  • Maggiemay

    No, I haven’t run out of ideas, just good ideas.