The DFB Bi-Coastal Disney Grilled Cheese Crawl!!!!!!

If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m here to deliver it: April is Grilled Cheese Month. And that, my friends, is a food holiday that we can totally get behind.

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Because we know of a BUNCH of seriously worthy grilled cheese choices in the Disney parks and resorts that we can’t wait to tell you about!

And if you love what you see here, be sure to check out our 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, which includes tons of bonus features, like fun food crawls throughout Walt Disney World!

Now pack your bags and your stretchy pants, cause it’s time to head to both coasts to partake in the Disney Food Blog Grilled Cheese Crawl!

(Should there be Rocky music playing here or something? I feel like there should be.)

Who’s coming with? Let’s go!

Our first stop: Walt Disney World! 

Pimento Grilled Cheese, Planet Hollywood Observatory

If you were there with us when Planet Hollywood Observatory opened (or actually, reopened) its doors earlier this year, then you know that we weren’t all that impressed with most of what we tried. But there was one standout: the Pimento Grilled Cheese.

Pimento Grilled Cheese -- Up Close

Pimento Grilled Cheese — Up Close

The triple decker sandwich is two meals in one. First, you have a fairly traditional Grilled Cheese, spiced up with the addition of Pimento Cheese. But then, the second story involved super cheesy Mac and Cheese layered between crunchy Grilled Bread. Yep, that’s A Layer of Carbs on Top of More Carbs. And we are completely fine with that.

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque, Beaches and Cream

Tuck into a Big Bowl of Childhood with the Grilled Cheese and Tomato Bisque at Beaches and Cream Soda Shop.

Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Beaches and Cream

Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Bisque at Beaches and Cream

There’s absolutely nothing fancy about this duo; it’s just sammy and soup perfected. The Tomato Bisque is creamy and perfectly seasoned. And the sandwich combines a blend of Six Different Cheeses on buttered and griddled White Bread. I can’t promise that you won’t want to curl up with your blankie and take a nap after this one.

Croque Monsieur, Be Our Guest Restaurant Lunch

Next, head to Be Our Guest for lunch, and enjoy a French Classic, the Croque Monsieur.

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

In Beast’s version of the popular dish, Carved Ham and Gruyere appear alongside Bechamel Sauce on Whole Grain Bread. Pommes Frites round out the plate. While it may not look all that interesting, I promise you that the sharp, nutty flavor of the Gruyere makes this one something special.

If you’d rather get your cheesy fix in the morning, you can opt for the Open Faced Bacon and Egg Sandwich for breakfast.

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich for Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Open-Face Bacon and Egg Sandwich for Breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

While the sandwich isn’t technically grilled, the warm Bacon and Poached Egg rest atop soft Brie, and the whole dish is delightfully decadent.

Three Times a Boxty, Raglan Road

Sometimes you don’t need bread to make a sandwich at all. That’s definitely the case at Raglan Road, where their Three Times a Boxty makes our list of stops on the Grilled Cheese Crawl.

In place of bread, the “sandwich” is built with two Boxties, or Irish Potato Cakes that are made with a combination of shredded and mashed potatoes.

Three Times a Boxty

Three Times a Boxty

The cakes are grilled, and Ham and Dubliner Cheese are placed between them. A Fried Egg on top completes the dish. The first time we tried this one, we wondered what in the world took us so long to find it!

Brie aux Pommes, Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

One of our favorite spots for a quick breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack in Epcot is Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France Pavilion. The counter service stop offers traditional French delicacies in a charming setting.

Les Halles offers a Croque Monsieur of course, but since we already had one of those at Be Our Guest, I’m suggesting that you sample their Brie aux Pommes, or Apple and Brie Sandwich, when you stop here.

Brie and Apple Sandwich

Brie and Apple Sandwich

A Multigrain Baguette plays host to Poached Apples and Sliced Brie. When the cast member behind the counter asks you if you’d like it heated, say yes. That way, the cheese delightfully melts into the apples and bread, and makes this simple sandwich so, so satisfying and delicious.

And now, let’s jet off to Disneyland for the second half of our Grilled Cheese Crawl!

Next Stop: Disneyland!

Three Cheese Monte Cristo, Cafe Orleans

Anytime I’m in Disneyland, one of my first stops is always Cafe Orleans, where I rarely resist the urge to order their Monte Cristo Sandwich. This battered and deep fried sandwich is a delightful mashup between lunch and dessert — and it will keep you going for hours!

The really awesome thing here is that you can get the traditional version with Sliced Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Cheese. Or, you can opt for the Three Cheese version.

Three-Cheese Monte Cristo at Disneyland's Cafe New Orleans

Three-Cheese Monte Cristo at Disneyland’s Cafe New Orleans

This yummo sammy combines Swiss, Mozzarella, and Double-Cream Brie for an ooey gooey sammy that’s irresistible.

Cheddar Cheese Stick, Corn Dog Castle

Sure, there’s a lot to love about Corn Dog Castle. You can’t really go wrong with their Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, or with their spicy version made with Hot Link Sausages.

But today, we’re enjoying a meatless version — the Cheese Stick Corn Dog!

Cheese Stick Corn Dog

Cheese Stick Corn Dog

Who? WHO came up with the brilliant idea to take a Cheddar Cheese Stick, dip it in Corn Dog Batter, and fry it up? We don’t know, but we’re pretty sure this person is our hero.

Want something extra fun? Go for a DFB Disneyland Snack Hack, and pick up a FREE side of Marinara Sauce from Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta to make a Saucy Cheddar Cheese Stick. Trust me. You’ll thank us.

Jolly Holiday Combo, Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

Sad that you don’t have your own Beaches and Cream, Disneyland? You don’t have to be. At least not when it comes to Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Combos. Because you can find one of the best at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland Park.

Jolly Holiday Combo

Jolly Holiday Combo

The best thing about this version of our favorite (besides that we get to sit in Jolly Holiday and eat it, with the promise of a killer dessert to come) is that the sandwich is cut into fingers. I don’t know exactly why, but that makes me smile every single time.

Fajita Quesadilla Rolls, Cove Bar

Finally, when is a grilled cheese not really a grilled cheese, but it still kinda is? When it’s a Fajita Quesadilla Roll at Cove Bar.

Besides being one of our favorite stops for its gorgeous views and fantastic secret drink menu, we also love Cove Bar for its inventive approach to pub grub. And the Grilled Quesadilla Rolls are one of our favorite selections.

Fajita Quesadilla Rolls

Fajita Quesadilla Rolls

Grilled Flour Tortillas (See?! Grilled!) are stuffed with Chicken, Onions, Peppers, Monterey Jack Cheese (See?! Cheese!) and Avocado Relish, then topped with Guajillo Sauce and the Chipotle Crema. How can you not love the sound of that?

We’ve covered sammies for dipping, grilled cheese with a French accent, inventive bread stand ins, deep fried options, and a rolled up version. Really. There’s no end to Grilled Cheese wonderfulness. Happy Grilled Cheese Month!

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