You might think you’re just having a grilled cheese sandwich. However, when you bite into a grilled cheese sandwich, you’re eating a creation with a long, rich history. At The Big Cheezy, we have embraced grilled cheese and its ability to be simple and complex. We love grilled cheese, and we are always looking for new ways to serve it.

The history of grilled cheese is a great one. In the following two blogs, we are going to share its heritage, so the next time you enjoy a sandwich, you know just what you’re eating!

  • First of all, bread and cheese is an ancient concept. Humans have been combining these two basic ingredients since forever. Even the ancient Romans did so. The concept of melting the cheese is just as old. It has always been a staple in western culture. However, it did not become its own significant entity until the early 20th century.
  • In the early 1900s, James L. Kraft found himself stranded in Chicago with $65. He began buying wholesale cheese and selling it to stores, and quickly ran into issues with the cheese spoiling. To combat the problem, he created a cheese that would not spoil and patented it in 1916. The cheese was soon sold across the country. Once cheese became more dependable and travel-worthy, it become more common to be creative with it.

At The Big Cheezy, we are proud to join the flavor entrepreneurs who made grilled cheese what it is. Stop by for grilled cheese in New Orleans, the French Quarter, and Kenner!

Read Part 2