The Best Cheeses for Grilling

Grilled cheese sticks are a quick yet healthy snack or starter that can be served with honey, molasses, or chimichurri sauce.


– Halloumi Cheese – Paneer – Kefalotyri – Tropical “Grilling Cheese” – Queijo de Coalho – Queijo Minas – Queso Panela – Caciocavallo Ragusano – Juustoleipa – Provolone – Kasseri – Camembert and Brie


Paneer or halloumi cheese Vegetable oil Chimichurri sauce molasses

Let's Make Grilled Cheese Sticks

If using paneer cheese, taste it first. If necessary, sprinkle salt on top of the sticks after grilling or brine in salty water and pat the sticks dry before grilling because paneer can be quite low in salt.

Step 1

If using halloumi cheese, soak sticks in cold water for about 30-60 minutes and then pat dry before grilling because halloumi is quite salty.

Step 2

Grill cheese sticks on a griddle (or grill) brushed with vegetable oil at medium to medium-high heat for about 2 minutes per side or until grilling marks can be seen.

Step 3

Garnish grilled cheese sticks with chimichurri sauce (the South American pesto) or with molasses or honey.

Step 4

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