The Perfect Grilled Cheese: A Mini Class to Master the Sandwich Free class

Elana Karp, Head Chef, Plated

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5 Videos (10m)
    • Introduction

    • Preparing Your Sandwich

    • Cooking Your Sandwich

    • Add-Ons and Combinations

    • Bonus Lesson: Knife Safety


About This Class

Join Plated’s Head Chef Elana Karp for a fun and informative mini class on everyone's favorite comfort food: grilled cheese!

You'll learn about the perfect cheeses to use, how to blend them to create the best flavor, what breads to work with, and finally, how to optimize for cheesy gooeyness in your own sandwich. You'll come away with your own custom recipe (with a secret ingredient!) and a surprising trick to getting the perfect brown crust.


Contest: Say Cheese and Win!

Upload a photo of your perfectly cooked grilled cheese to the Project Gallery for a chance to win a Plated Prize Pack ($200 value)! 

Grand Prize includes:

  • Chef's Skillet
  • Plated Dinner-for-Two Weekly Box — 3 unique recipes with 2 servings each!

Enter by March 15, 2016 at Noon EST

319 of 330 students recommendSee All

Unique way to prepare an American tradition!
I'm starved now!!!! gotta go make a grilled cheese sandwich; the right way :) Great Class.
Pam Phelps

Creative Homemaker, Foodie, Artist, & Crafter

Revolutionary idea that is great!
Joey Montana

Be the best you can be





Elana Karp

Head Chef, Plated

Elana is the Head Chef at Plated and the co-author of the Plated cookbook. After completing Teach for America in New York City and earning her Masters degree in Childhood Education, she headed over to Paris to explore France’s deep culinary history and tradition. On the way she earned a chef’s degree from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and developed her philosophy that cooking and eating are the best ways to bring people together.

Elana believes food should be easy to make, delicious to eat and is best enjoyed when shared. It leads to good conversation, exposes diners to new cultures, and makes great memories. She is thrilled to be part of the Plated culinary team and looks forward to sharing her meals with you!