A Triple Grilled Cheese with a twist. Two cheeses on the inside of the bread and one cheese on the outside. How cool is that? But you must be a cheese lover to enter this delicious dark side…

Pulling apart a grilled cheese sandwich to show the stretchy cheese inside

You know when you make a grilled cheese (or toastie as we call it back home) and the cheese oozes out into the pan then it gets browned and crispy? It gets all nutty and good and  you find yourself sneaking the good bits?  This might just be, the best ever grilled cheese sandwich. Dare I call it gourmet? Ok, I wont push my luck.

This sandwich has THAT crispy, nutty cheese on the outside of the bread as well as all the amazing melty cheese inside and it’s oh so crispy.   Have you ever had a parmesan crisp/frico? Grated parmesan is melted in a pan and it gets crispy and nutty.

What is the best bread for a grilled cheese sandwich?

I would say any sliced bread that you like. Multigrain is good for flavor and sourdough is always a favorite.

Grilled cheese cut in half with cheese oozing out on a board with a bowl of tomato soup

Cheese combinations for cheese

The combinations of cheese you could use for this triple grilled cheese are endless. If it is a good melting cheese, then it can be used. I used a combination of sharp white cheddar and gruyere because they are 2 of my favorites and they make for a flavorful combination, but the ultimate choice is yours.

Don’t think that I’ve forgotten the best friend that goes with a grilled cheese sandwich. Earlier this week I made 30 Minute Tomato Basil Soup (< click text for recipe). This soup is so easy and is made with fresh tomatoes to get the best flavor possible. 

Yield: 4

Triple Grilled Cheese

A triple grilled cheese sliced in half showing the melted cheese inside on a serving board with tomato basil soup

Parmesan, gryuyere and cheddar. Two cheeses on the inside of the bread and one cheese on the outside for the tastiest, cheesiest grilled cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 8 slices of your favorite bread
  • 1/2 stick (56 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (83 grams) gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 cup (83 grams) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup (41 grams) fresh Parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat a large, non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Lay all the slices of bread out and spread the tops evenly with the butter.
  3. Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Place 1 slice of bread into the pan butter-side down. Top with 1/4 cup gruyere and 1/4 cup cheddar, lay a slice of bread on top, and lightly spread butter on the top.
  4. Tent loosely with foil and cook for 2 minutes until the underside starts to brown.
  5. Flip the sandwich over and sprinkle 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese on the top. Tent with foil and cook for 2 minutes until the underside is browned then flip the sandwich.
  6. Sprinkle the top with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, tent with foil and cook for 2 minutes until the underside is brown. Flip one last time and cook for 2 minutes until the underside is browned.
  7. Repeat with all sandwiches or you can try and fit as many into the pan at the same time if it is big enough.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 451Saturated Fat 14gCholesterol 74mgSodium 778mgCarbohydrates 28gProtein 27g