My cute husband came home early from work today, so we got to have lunch together. I taught a class at church last night on artisan bread, and we made some varieties. One was herb bread. I'm not always a fan of herb bread. It's usually so overpowering that I think it distracts from the meal instead of complimenting it. So I made it really subtle. But today for lunch, I decided to try using the leftovers for some good ol' grilled cheese sandwiches. And oh my goodness, I wish I had a sound clip to share with you of the moment we bit into our sandwiches. Unreal crunch!
So if you're needing some variety in your grilled cheese (not that you need to, it's such a classic!), try it with some flavored artisan bread. And use olive oil instead of butter. You'll get the most beautiful golden exterior with a perfect, perfect crunch. And that subtle herby aroma is a really nice change without being too distracting.