I love cheese toast too. We put two slices of bread into one slot of toaster so it is only toasted on one side , we often have sliced tomato, a little finely sliced onion and cheese . They are good with just cheese . I cook mine in the oven until the cheese melts.
I recently pulled out the sandwich maker which does a good job too if you don't want a topless sandwich.Sliced mushrooms are a good addition in the sandwich maker. I love the tiny little bits of cheese that escape their breadroom and get crispy on the sandwich press. Hmmm . Yum. I would eat one now except I am on a bland diet at present.
We don't often make cheese toasties at home but no one can deny that satiable feeling of biting into a hot toastie and devouring that melted and stretchy cheese.
These days I forego the bread and just have the cheese. Any cheese and all cheese.
Top restaurants are now starting to churn out the humble ole toastie as a gourmet snack (with associated prices to match)!
For example Bar Brose's most often requested dish on their menu was the Late Night Sandwich - a toasted sandwich of gruyere, nduja and pineapple-glazed leg ham which was selling for $14.
The husband couldn't resist - the toastie arrived at the table with all the bells and whistles that a theatrical show should contain ... the waiter carefully laying the dish down on the table with knife fully plunged into the heart of the toastie !
While following a dairy free diet there are some things I've not missed at all.
But occasionally I really miss dairy - and melted cheese on toast is one of the foods that does it!
Apparently the casein in cheese is broken down into opiates when we digest it. Milk contains small amounts of casein but it's really concentrated in cheese because of the large amounts of milk needed to make it.
So it's no wonder the smell of melted cheese is so tempting!