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Sourdough gets packed with Gruyere, blue cheese, slow cooked short ribs, and caramelized onions. The rich ‘wich arrives with a side of horseradish dip to cut super savoriness. (Image: Courtesy GCDC)

7 not-your-mama's grilled cheese sandwiches for the one percent

No offense to mom, but these are not your average grilled cheeses made with slices of Wonderbread and squares of American. Featuring ultra premium ingredients – like truffles, short rib, and lobster – these sammies put on the ritz.

The Inn at Little Washington

A small round of liberally buttered brioche is packed with Comte cheese. Both creamy and slightly stringy, the neutrally flavored cheese allows the finely minced black truffles crusting the edge of the dainty sandwich to shine. It arrives with a shooter of roasted red bell pepper soup to provide a pleasant counterpoint to the over-the-top richness.

Barmini

These sammies feature the Holy Trinity: Gorgonzola, brie, and white cheddar. To add extravagance, the bread is slathered with plenty of truffle butter. Betcha can’t eat just one.

Jaleo

Praise Cheesus! Rustic bread is pressed around a gooey mélange of Manchego, Murcia, and, Valdeón cheeses complemented by plenty of truffle oil. The stellar sammie comes with a side of honey aioli, so you can dunk to your heart’s delight.

The Fairmont Lobby Bar and Lounge

Golden griddled white bread bookends rich lobster salad. It’s complemented with a gooey capelet of locally sourced Baby Swiss cheese and a slather of sweet ‘n’ swiney bacon jam. #TotallyClawesome.

Radiator

White bread and Fontina sounds like a pretty straightforward grilled cheese. But then executive chef Jonathan Dearden adds generous chunks of Maine lobster gussied up with sriracha-mornay sauce, lemon zest, and tarragon. Definitely not straightforward after all.

GCDC

Sourdough gets packed with Gruyere, blue cheese, slow cooked short ribs, and caramelized onions. The rich ‘wich arrives with a side of horseradish dip to cut super savoriness. Warning: you might need a nap when you’re done, but it’s a price you should be willing to pay.

Drift

Sure, you can get a plain grilled cheese. But you can also make it a grander proposition by adding crab or lobster. Or be totally ridiculous and get both – we won't judge.

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