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30 Insanely Next-Level Grilled Cheese Recipes to Make on National Cheese Day

Marnely Rodriguez-Murray is the author of the food blog Cooking with Books. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, she has worked as an overnight bread baker in Colorado and a chocolate maker in Virginia. She currently resides ...

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Let's get cheesy

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Let's get cheesy

Make every single one of these crazy grilled cheeses for National Cheese Day on June 4 — or just make one and ogle all the grilled cheese food porn. Whatevs.

Originally published April 2016. Updated June 2017.

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Big popper Buffalo chicken and bacon

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Big popper Buffalo chicken and bacon

Let's start out big with this amazing big popper hot Buffalo chicken and bacon grilled cheese sandwich.

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Parmesan with prosciutto and pesto

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Parmesan with prosciutto and pesto

Crusting outside of the bread on a Parmesan-crusted grilled cheese with prosciutto, pesto and tomatoes? Genius.

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Barbecue chicken

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Barbecue chicken

This barbecue chicken grilled cheese sandwich reminds us of summer days to come.

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Pear, bacon and Brie

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Pear, bacon and Brie

For a classy-looking sandwich, look no further than this pear, bacon and Brie grilled cheese.

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Roasted tomato caprese

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Roasted tomato caprese

Roast the tomatoes beforehand for extra flavor in this roasted tomato caprese grilled cheese.

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Brie, fig and apple

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Brie, fig and apple

Brie, fig and apple grilled cheese is one of our favorite ways to get our apple a day. 

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Grilled cheese with broccolini

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Grilled cheese with broccolini

Can't get your kids to eat their veggies? Try these grilled cheese sandwiches with broccolini.

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Parmesan-crusted pepperoni pizza sandwich

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Parmesan-crusted pepperoni pizza sandwich

This amazing Parmesan-crusted pepperoni pizza grilled cheese is sure to be a showstopper.

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Jalapeño popper

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Jalapeño popper

Spice up your lunch box with this recipe for a jalapeño popper grilled cheese.

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Crab and avocado

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Crab and avocado

Sweet, fresh crab is paired with luscious, creamy avocado to make this crab and avocado grilled cheese a reality.

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White pizza grilled cheese

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White pizza grilled cheese

There are lovers of white pizza out there falling head over heels right now for this white pizza grilled cheese recipe.

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Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese

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Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese

Philly cheesesteak grilled cheese — the best thing out of Philly since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Guacamole grilled cheese

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Guacamole grilled cheese

Don't you just want to have a bite of this creamy and cheesy guacamole grilled cheese? We do.

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Chorizo grilled cheese

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Chorizo grilled cheese

Spice up your sandwiches with chorizo in this chorizo grilled cheese sandwich

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Lobster grilled cheese

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Lobster grilled cheese

Treat yourself. Why not add lobster to your sandwiches like in this amazing lobster grilled cheese sandwich?

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Crab Rangoon grilled cheese

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Crab Rangoon grilled cheese

Mmm... Wait one second while we go to the kitchen. We need this crab Rangoon grilled cheese now.

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Grilled pimento cheese with fried pickles

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Grilled pimento cheese with fried pickles

Make this grilled pimento cheese with fried pickles with a side of sweet tea for even more Southern love.

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Mushroom with balsamic onions

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Mushroom with balsamic onions

Take caramelized onions up a notch with this mushroom grilled cheese with balsamic caramelized onions.

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Kalbi steak kimchee

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Kalbi steak kimchee

Kalbi steak kimchee grilled cheese — perfect for the Korean food-lover.

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Roast beef and smoked gouda

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Roast beef and smoked gouda

One of our favorite cheeses, Gouda, makes this roast beef and smoked Gouda grilled cheese recipe to die for.

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Croque Monsieur grilled cheese

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Croque Monsieur grilled cheese

Croque Monsieur grilled cheese — basically a sandwich topped with a cheese sauce. Amen.

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Lemon and basil

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Lemon and basil

This lemon and basil grilled cheese is perfect for when your fresh basil starts sprouting.

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Apple, leek and Gruyère

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Apple, leek and Gruyère

There's nothing more classic than apples and leeks, and this apple, leek and Gruyère grilled cheese proves it.

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Sweet potato and kale

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Sweet potato and kale

This sweet potato and kale grilled cheese with a big salad is an amazing and tasty lunch idea.

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Buffalo chicken grilled cheese

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Buffalo chicken grilled cheese

Indulge tonight with this Buffalo chicken grilled cheese.

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Brown butter grilled beer cheese

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Brown butter grilled beer cheese

Brown butter and beer? Count us in to make this brown butter grilled beer cheese sandwich today.

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Green grilled cheese

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Green grilled cheese

Sure, this green grilled cheese is super healthy. Right? Right.

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Chile relleno grilled cheese

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Chile relleno grilled cheese

Make the classic Mexican dish into an over-the-top chile relleno grilled cheese sandwich.

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Avocado and bacon

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Avocado and bacon

Simple ingredients are the best, so this avocado and bacon grilled cheese is the last but not the least.

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Pin it: 30 grilled cheese recipes

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Pin it: 30 grilled cheese recipes

Save these recipes, and enjoy grilled cheese all month long.

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