(c) Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Socially Sparked News, LLC

The Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC

The top five Grilled Cheese memory triggers connotate youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC. Top cheese of choice memory goes to American Cheese. These facts come from a simple query around New York City asking pedestrians; restauranteurs and their employees; doormen; tourists and more. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day and National Grilled Cheese Month, we thought we would jump start your celebration with some of our own memories when thinking of the famed sandwich.

Grilled Cheese of Yore. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC

Thoughts of a Grilled Cheese Sandwich conjure up memories of yore. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC

Perhaps, thoughts of a grilled cheese sandwich conjure up memories of your childhood; or a cold winter day, or your happy place. Whatever your memory, it is safe to say that the grilled cheese sandwich has become a staple in our everyday lives. For this year’s National Grilled Cheese day, we highlight our own top five memories that are triggered when we think of the delectably simple sandwich.

Socially Sparked Top Five Grilled Cheese Sandwich Memories

1. Childhood
2. Comfort
3. Warmth
4. Parenthood
5. Tender Loving Care (TLC)


Variation of a Croque Madame (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches come in many versions. Feat. A variation of a croque madame (bacon instead of ham) with an egg on top. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC

The modern grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s because of its low cost ingredients. According to historians, that is when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became readily available. Another interesting tidbit is that grilled cheese also became a staple for Navy cooks in World War II. Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food. All over the world, we find various versionsn of the sandwich.

Whatever your tastebud fancy — grilled cheese on white breat; grilled cheese with bacon or with bacon and tomato; gourmet-style grilled cheese; a croque monsieur or croque madame — today is a day to treat yourself to a delectable grilled cheese sandwich. Indulge! — Abbe is Socially Sparked! @sosparkednews @asparks01