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Chefs Dave Danhi and Michele Grant of the Grilled Cheese Truck

Being that April is National Grilled Cheese Month, it only seems fitting to feature our favorite Los Angeles food truck: The Grilled Cheese Truck! Not only do chefs Dave Danhi & Michele Grant make some of the most amazing sammies you’ve ever laid your lips on, they are two of the nicest, most energetic cheese-loving folks you’ll ever meet. They truly have a passion for creating and sharing unique grilled cheese sandwiches with others. Thanks to Dave and Michele for being such wonderful partners (and for using Tillamook Cheese!). We’re proud to feature a collection of your meltastic recipes on our website!

Sample Menu:

Cheesy Mac and Rib Melt (macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar) – $5.50
Pepperbelly Melt (Tillamook Hot Habanero Jack with homemade chili, Fritos, fire roasted salsa and cilantro lime sour cream) – $7
Mom’s Apple Pie Melt (Tillamook Special Reserve Extra Sharp Cheddar with caramelized cinnamon apples and candied walnuts) – $6.50

Tomato Soup – $2.50
Mac and Cheese – $3.25
Tater Tots – $3.75

Tip: In honor of Grilled Cheese Month, the Grilled Cheese Truck is cooking up a special Tillamook “Loaf Love Melt.” If you can’t get it at the truck, make one at home! Here’s the recipe, courtesy of Dave:

Loaf Love Melt

Makes 8 sandwiches


16 slices French bread
12 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
12 tablespoons mayonnaise
32 slices Tillamook Sharp Cheddar
24 slices Nueske Applewood Smoked bacon, cooked crisp
2 ripe granny smith apples, sliced 1/4 inch thick

Butter Spread:

In a mixer, put butter and mayonnaise and beat with the paddle attachment until well mixed. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all butter as it may stick to the bowl.


Generously butter one side of each slice of bread with the butter/mayo mixture. Be sure to butter to the very edges! On unbuttered side, lay 2 slices of Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next, lay 3 slices of cooked, crispy bacon and top with 5 slices of granny smith apples. Top the apples with 2 more slices of cheese and finally, the buttered bread, butter side out.


Heat griddle to about 350°F. Place all sandwiches on griddle and allow to cook SLOWLY.  If your heat is too high it will burn the bread and the inside will not be hot. Once golden brown, gently flip and repeat until cheese is melted and hot. If the bread browns prior to the inside being hot, place pan with sandwiches in oven at 450 degrees to allow to finish.

The Grilled Cheese Truck
Find them roaming the streets of Los Angeles, CA
Follow @grlldcheesetruk for current locations


Tillamook Team

So true Ariel! Thanks for your support. Do you have a submission by chance?!

~ Jala of the Tillamook Team

October 26th, 2011 at 4:31 pm
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