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Yum! April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

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    CT LIVE!: Whey Stationary Gourmet Grilled Cheese

    Check out the new grilled cheese restaurant in Middletown from the founders of The Whey Station food truck. (Published Monday, March 11, 2019)

    April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! The origin of the day isn't fully clear but it's a Friday and Grilled Cheese Day so we're in!

    The popularity of the modern grilled cheese sandwich seemed to have started in the 1910's and 1920's and were originally called "Toasted Cheese Sandwiches," according to TripSavvy.  But it was really those easily accessible processed cheese slices from Kraft that changed the game.

    During World War II, Navy cooks would make cheese sandwiches that were open faced with grated cheese, according to How Stuff Works. The grilled cheese game changed in 1949 with the introduction of Kraft Singles.

    Some of the top spots for grilled cheese in Connecticut include:

    CT LIVE!: Food Truck Friday - The Whey Station

    [HAR]CT LIVE!: Food Truck Friday - The Whey Station

    From the 'Avo Melt' to 'The Sal,' the Whey Station grilled cheese truck provides a specialty food experience with gourmet cheese.  Make sure you also try their tater tots!

    (Published Friday, Aug. 3, 2018)