National Grilled Cheese Day

National Grilled Cheese Day

National Grilled Cheese Day is Thursday, April 12, and in celebration of it, Kneaders is celebrating with $5 sandwiches on Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12.

The Utah-based chain has several varieties, including the Fiesta Grill Cheese.

However, the latest offering, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese, was created by Kneaders executive chef Ryker Brown. Made on Kneaders’ cheddar garlic bread, aged gruyere, sharp cheddar and parmesan cheeses, crispy bacon, tomato and rich dressing.

Diners can also make it at home. Here’s how:

Ultimate Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: (Makes 6 sandwiches)

1 loaf Kneaders Cheddar Garlic Bread

1 cup aged gruyere cheese, grated

1 cup aged sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, finely grated

3 tablespoons butter, room temperature

12 slices thick cut bacon

12 slices vine ripe fresh tomato

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

Pinch of salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Lay bacon on sheet pan and roast for 25-30 minutes or until crispy and brown. Drain on paper towel.

Combine mayonnaise, mustard, grated parmesan, salt and pepper.

Arrange 12 slices of Kneaders cheddar garlic bread on a pan and spread six slices with butter and six slices with mayonnaise sauce.

On the sauce side of bread, distribute gruyere and cheddar cheeses.

Place two slices of bacon on each sandwich and two slices of tomato. Top each sandwich with remaining slices of bread (spread side down).

Heat large skillet on medium heat. Cook sandwiches for 3-5 minutes on each side until bread is browned and cheese is melted.

Cut in half and serve immediately.

The closest Kneaders is at 10112 W. McDowell Road, Avondale. For more information, visit kneaders.com.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe was founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997 in Orem, Utah. The award-winning, fast-casual restaurant creates a dozen fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, more than 40 pastries, soups and salads, all made in house each day. All Kneaders restaurants have a retail section and offer a variety of custom-made and themed gift baskets, in addition to providing catering services. Kneaders Bakery & Cafe operates 52 locations in eight western states, including Arizona, which has 14 restaurants spread across the Valley, as well as several in Tucson and Yuma.