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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
This yummo sammy combines Swiss, Mozzarella, and Double-Cream Brie for an ooey gooey sammy that’s irresistible.
Cheddar Cheese Stick, Corn Dog Castle
But today, we’re enjoying a meatless version — the 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.
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.
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
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.
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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Will you accept the DFB Grilled Cheese Crawl Challenge? Tell us which sandwich you plan to start with in comments below!