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It's National Grilled Cheese Day! 12 ultimate grilled cheese recipes

April 12, 2013|By Jenn Harris

It's National Grilled Cheese Day. This sandwich, unlike the culinary subjects of other food-related national holidays, deserves an entire day devoted to its beauty.

Apologies if we just offended any National Grape Popsicle Day (May 27) observers, but something about the words "grilled cheese sandwich" get people excited. I don't just mean your ears perk up and you start to salivate. I mean really excited -- take off your shirt, swing it around your head, jump on the nearest car and howl like a werewolf excited.

Law enforcement should prepare for the worst. Maybe get the riot gear ready. The Huffington Post recently posted a story about someone being stabbed over a place in line at a Chipotle in D.C. No clue why this has not happened yet outside of the Foundry Restaurant over Eric Greenspan's short rib grilled cheese sandwich.

PHOTOS: 12 recipes for grilled cheese

There are plenty of places around L.A. and beyond that make a great grilled cheese. No need to get violent, but sometimes, you can't beat the sandwiches that come out of your own kitchen. And with something as simple as grilled cheese, you can be as adventurous as you want.

If you'd like nothing more than to stay in and make your own ultimate grilled cheese sandwich to celebrate the most important of food holidays, we're here to make it happen. Here are 12 recipes for grilled cheese sandwiches from the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen.

There's a recipe for grilled blue cheese and pear on raisin brioche, a panini with mustard greens, Gruyère and roasted red bell peppers, and even a recipe for feta cheese, greens and corn tortilla quesadillas.

Melt on, grilled cheese lovers. Melt on.

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