Se7en Grilled Cheese at Serial Grillers (Credit: Chelsey Wade)
Separate a grilled sandwich with cheese that stretches and it's no wonder that humble grilled cheese has been popular for decades.
A good parmesan and the subtle finesse of a good cheddar give the assent and the spice. So much cheese, so little time.
Fortunately, many of the best grilled cheese sandwiches combine different types of cheese. Some of the sandwiches below even come with the ultimate pairing: a bowl of hot tomato soup.
Here is our selection of well-done and well-grilled cheese sandwiches in Tucson.
47 Scott • Scott & Co.
47 N. Scott Ave.
47 Scott's friendly staff adds a touch of rotation to a regular grilled cheese by cutting the sandwich into quarters and stacking them up high.
Tower Stack of grilled cheese It includes layers of cheddar and mozzarella on leavened bread, served with a dip that is both sweet and spicy. Add mushrooms or bacon if you want to mix things up.
For more information, visit 47scott.com.
Lot Cafe & Bar
E. Congress St.
Batch is known for its whiskey and donuts, but its grilled cheese game is powerful.
With seven unique types of grilled cheese sandwiches (plus a grilled cheese of the month), there are many choices.
If you like seafood or feel extravagant, try the Hock and claw, which includes langostino lobster, creamy mascarpone, provolone, greens and spicy chili sauce on white bread.
If you smell something sweeter, check out Mollie – goat cheese, canned apricot, honey and thyme on toasted ciabatta.
For more information, visit batchtucson.com.
Beyond the bread
421 W. Ina Rd. • 3026 N. Campbell Ave. • 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.
Beyond bread Grilled cheese who uses a generous amount of cheese for a hearty, hearty and delicious sandwich.
Choose from provolone, cheddar cheese or swiss cheese on a dense and airy rustic white bread with a crunchy golden crust.
Sourdough bread is made with wheat flour, water, yeast and sea salt, creating a lighter and chewy texture. Their gooey sandwich comes with fries, miniature carrots or an apple.
For more information, visit beyondbread.com.
326 N. Fourth Ave.
Bison Witches offers a classic cheese sandwich grilled on finely sliced white bread (or any other one of your choice) with plenty of melted cheddar and provolone.
The bar and grocery shop are very down-to-earth, with various University of Alberta memorabilia hanging from brown walls, as well as eclectic paintings. As you remember, pair your grilled cheese with a beer from their impressive selection.
For more information, visit bisonwitchestucson.com.
312 E. Congress St.
Diablo Burger, Arizona, works with local farmers, ranchers and cheesemakers to bring quality food and fresh flavors to the restaurant. The small town center with open windows is inviting and usually crowded at lunch time.
Grilled cheese from Uncle Dee offers three cheeses, chimichurri, grilled tomatoes, green peppers and an optional fried egg served in the Village Baker rustic yeast pan with Belgian fries. The chimichurri sauce balances the vibrant parsley and the warmth of the garlic.
Now it's a sandwich!
For more information, visit diabloburger.com.
Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar
220 N. Fourth Ave.
Two brothers, Mark and Eric Erman, wanted to create a collaborative space where people could enjoy craft beer, wine and handmade food. So, Ermanos was born.
Their house Grilled cheese combines three cheeses with onion jam between slices of challah bread. The sweet and sweet bread, caramelized onion and melted cheese make a sandwich that melts in the mouth.
For more information, visit ermanosbrew.com.
3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
Party Grilled cheese begins with a seared halloumi – an unripened cheese made from goat and sheep milk.
Equal parts of cheese, honey-roasted eggplants and tomatoes are layered on a French roll with a pinch of red onion. The eggplant is tender and sweet, while the onion gives a little crunchiness.
Served with a side of the greenery, this grilled cheese makes a unique bite.
For more information, visit eatatfeast.com.
10355 N. La Cañada Dr.
Why offer a grilled cheese when you can serve three varieties?
Harvest certainly brings his A-Game with grilled cheese sandwiches, using local seasonal ingredients to prepare them.
the grilled cheese at La Capraise includes homemade mozzarella, parmesan and asiago, local organic tomatoes, caramelized onions and fresh basil. It is served on local multigrain bread from the Sun-Rise Baking Company, offering a nutty taste.
Another option is the Cobb Grilled Cheese. It includes all-natural grilled chicken, apple bacon, local organic tomatoes, avocado smear, boiled egg, aged and strong white cheddar and gorgonzola aioli, served on local multigrain bread.
Finally, Grilled cheese with smoked salmon offers homemade smoked salmon, cucumber and havarti dill cheese, served on multigrain.
Which one would you choose?
For more information, visit harvestov.com.
HUB Restaurant & Creamery
266 Congress St.
If you've ever tried HUB's mouth watering Glory Curds (and if not, try them!), then you know they are killing the park with all the cheese.
For The big cheese, HUB melts a four-cheese blend between thick slices of Texas toast. The sandwich is sensibly paired with homemade tomato soup, which adds a dazzling flavor in which you will find the comfort of your lunch.
For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.
201 N. Court Ave.
Looking for a touch of sweetness to lift wealth?
Try it Fig with grilled cheese, that balances the sweet and savory flavors of Mission fig jam and caramelized onions with the creamy textures of Swiss mayo, mozzarella and chipotle on marbled rye.
Although grilled cheese sandwiches are often heavy, the lightness of this bite was a pleasant surprise.
On a cool spring day, head to La Cocina's open patio and try it out.
For more information, visit lacocinatucson.com.
Lovin 'Spoonfuls Vegan Restaurant
2990 N. Campbell Ave.
Vegan cheeses (brands like Daiya and Treeline) have an interesting reputation. After all, they are made from a tapioca base or a cashew nut base and are not really milk-derived cheeses (so it's hard to get the melting factor).
However, the vegan restaurant, Lovin Spoonfuls, is heading for its smooth, gooey sandwich. Yes, gooey. They use Daiya brand cheese to get the fade.
In addition, the sandwich uses sourdough La Baguette Parisienne cooked locally.
For more information, visit lovinspoonfuls.com.
Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
By combining several cheeses in their grilled cheeses, Maynard's Market creates a symphony of creamy textures with American cheese, buttered havarti and strong provolone.
In addition, the Parmesan cheese is sprinkled over the melted cheeses and sandwiched between layers of yeast before the sandwich is pressed into a panini press to make it crisp.
The modern market offers plenty of seating, overlooking the mountains and the city center, to enjoy your cheese sandwich.
For more information, visit maynardstucson.com/market.
Prep & Pastry
3073 N. Campbell Ave. • 6450 E. Grant Rd.
Grilled Prep & Pastry Classic Cheese offers a smoky flavor with rich, creamy toppings.
The sandwich includes smoked tea tomatoes, white cheddar, brie and arugula pesto on Asiago bread with freshly shaved parmesan cheese. The complete sandwich is served with a tomato bisque.
For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.
The biological oven of Renée
7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
A classic with an Italian touch!
Renee's takes the grilled cheese with the addition of pesto to cut through the creamy mozzarella and strong parmesan (and then there's this indulgent mozzarella crust bread).
It is available from 11:00 to 16:00. Daily.
For more information, visit reneesorganicoven.com.
Pizza & Wine Sauce
5285 E. Broadway Blvd. • 7117 N. Oracle Rd. • 2990 N. Campbell Ave. • 6450 E. Grant Rd.
the Grilled cheese at Sauce combines cheddar, mozzarella and fontina to create a creamy hazelnut sandwich. Fontina, a semi-hard, smooth Italian cheese with a smoky, buttery flavor.
Panini-style grilled cheese is a great option for vegetarians.
For more information, visit saucepizzaandwine.com.
5737 E. boul. Speedway • 1970 W. River Rd. • 7585 S. Houghton Rd.
Serial Grillers debuted as a food truck in 2012 and became its first physical store after only one year. The menu items refer to horror movies, giving a theatrical theme to the food without compromising the taste.
Their Se7en Grilled Cheese is made from buttered, toasted yeast bread and melt-out cheddar cheese. Go for a cup of cheese and you'll kill it!
For more information, visit serialgrillersaz.com.
Ten55 Brasserie and sausage
110 E. Congress St.
Ten55 has been open for less than a year. Yet they have already impressed the city center with their cool beer, sausage varieties and lively atmosphere.
Their House Grilled cheese the sandwich includes chilli and tomato. Chili, which means "cherry pepper", is incorporated in a mixture of cream cheese and cheddar cheese. The tomato adds brightness to the dish.
In addition to More grilled cheese – with Münster, bacon and apples on Barrio Bread – every week they offer a special dish of rotating grilled cheese (on the lookout for French cheese grilled with onion).
For more information, visit 1055brewing.com.
444 E. University Blvd.
Imagine Vermont White Cheddar on a homemade brioche, lightly fried until the bread is crisp, with melted cheese flowing on a plate – that's what you'll get at Time Market.
Combine the sandwich with a bowl of tomato soup and take a seat on the terrace to enjoy.
For more information, visit timemarket.xyz.
902 E. Broadway Blvd.
Enter this renovated restaurant just outside the city center and you'll be greeted by a bright space and touches of color when you take a seat.
the Grilled cheese at Welcome Diner overflows with Muenster, smoked Gouda and cheddar with the subtle sweetness of savory jam. Trace your sandwich between two slices of rustic yeast from Time Market and organize a party in your mouth.
If you stay simple, keep the green salad for organic babies. If you really want to take things to the next level, expand your game to include one side of Brussels.
For more information, visit welcomeiner.net/broadway.
7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
As an approved charcuterie restaurant, the Zona 78 is proud of its cheese: mozzarella is prepared fresh and you will find fontina and brie cheeses.
The family restaurant offers fresh ingredients, including goat cheese, which is delivered every three days from the local Fiore di Capra farm.
The classic Grilled cheese uses homemade mozzarella, which has a clean, milky flavor. You have the option of adding fresh fruit, salad, pasta salads or hummus and vegetables to your sandwich order.
For more information, visit zona78.com.
Do you have a grilled cheese sandwich that you can not resist? Let us know in the comments.