Only three ingredients required to make this buttery toast topped with melted cheddar cheese. Easy to make in a skillet on top of the stove.
Perfect for breakfast or lunch because it fills the tummy. Also pairs well with chili or vegetable soup.
What’s the difference between grilled cheese and cheese toast?
Grilled cheese is cheese sandwiched between two slices of bread and fried in a frying pan or on a griddle coated with melted butter or margarine.
Although it is a sandwich, it is usually referred to as a grilled cheese… instead of a grilled cheese sandwich.
Cheese toast is melted cheese on a single slice of toasted bread.
In this recipe, the shredded cheddar cheese is placed on top of the toasted side of a slice of white bread… while the second side browns in a buttered skillet on top of the stove.
The result is crispy cheese toast that’s very satisfying. Plus, it’s fairly simple to make. Enjoy as a snack or light meal.
A few years ago, my precious aunt introduced me to black rind hoop cheddar cheese. It has a pleasant sharp, slightly nutty taste and is one of the key ingredients in my Homemade Macaroni and Three Cheeses. Tastes better and creamier than processed American cheese (my opinion).
It’s also excellent on cheese toast!
According to an excellent online article published by Southern Distinction,
Hoop cheese is a traditional farmer’s cheese crafted by pressing the whey out of fresh cottage cheese curds, The mixture is formed into a round mold and preserved in hardened wax. Hoop cheese is different from other firm cheeses because it does not contain salt. Best served fresh. It spoils quickly.
Hoop cheese is a firm cheese that’s available in mild (red wax rind) and sharp (black wax rind).