Grilled Cheese Sandwich on the Grill


  • 8

    slices sandwich bread, no more than 1/2-inch thick

  • Mayonnaise

  • 12

    ounces grated Cheddar or other good melting cheese, like Pepper Jack (about 3 cups)

  • Flaky or kosher salt


  1. Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for medium heat. (Medium is between 325 and 375 degrees. You should be able to hold your hand 4 to 5 inches above the grates for 6 to 7 seconds).
  2. Thinly spread one side of each piece of bread with mayonnaise. When you’re ready to grill, take the bread, cheese, salt and a spatula to the grill. Clean the grates with a grill brush. (No need to grease the grates.) Place the slices mayonnaise-side-down on the grill. Evenly sprinkle half the slices with about ¾ cup cheese. Cover the grill and cook until the bread is golden and the cheese is nearly all melted, 4 to 6 minutes. Check on the bread often, moving slices around the grill as needed to avoid burning.
  3. Use the spatula or your hands to top the cheese halves with the other toasted slices. Transfer to plates, press down slightly and sprinkle with salt.