Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of my all time favorite foods, especially since they are so easy to make. However, making a good gluten free version of the classic grilled cheese has not been so easy. My grilled cheese woes quickly disappeared recently after finding two fantastic products that are the secret to the most perfect gluten free grilled cheese sandwich: Udi’s gluten free bread and Toasta Bags!
The cheese that I like to use is called Tre Stelle sliced cheese packs, and they come in a variety of flavors such as marble, cheddar, or swiss. If you are vegan, then you are most likely already aware of Daiya vegan cheese, and I hear it melts well too. There are some incredible variations to the classic grilled cheese, and Tastespotting has several pages of great recipes. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, prosciutto, bacon and arugula, or even avocado and apples!
I found Toasta Bags at Ed’s Gluten Free Specialty store recently, and they are excellent for making the perfect toasted sandwich! Toasta Bags are made with a soft Teflon material that fits right into your toaster, eliminating the need for frying pans or sandwich makers!
Toasta Bags work best in a variable width toaster, and cooking times vary depending on the toaster you have, but generally they toast any sandwich to perfection and they also spare your toaster from a cheesy mess!
The best part about Tosta Bags is the fact that they aid in preventing cross contamination if you use a shared toaster at home or at work. Enjoy! Robyn.