The Great Grilled Cheese from Monty’s Sandwich Co.
St. Louis, MO/January 19, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – People worldwide have been making and eating cheese for nearly 8,000 years. American’s each gobble up more than 30 lbs. of cheese every year. And it’s no wonder, with about 900 varieties to choose from. Whether it’s fresh cheese like ricotta, soft cheese like feta, hard cheese like Cheddar, or a blue cheese like Gorgonzola, it seems there’s a cheese for everyone. Friday, January 20, 2017 is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and one of the best ways to celebrate is with an ooey, gooey, melty grilled cheese sandwich. And one of the best places to get a really great grilled cheese is at Monty’s Sandwich Company, 200 North Broadway, downtown St. Louis.
As the name suggests, the folks at Monty’s are sandwich specialist. When Steve May and Joel Williams opened Monty’s just over five years ago (Nov. 2011), the goal was to bring St. Louis diners a better, fresher sandwich—hand crafted with meats roasted in house, locally baked artisan breads, and produce that was hand-picked to insure the finest quality. May and Williams wanted to elevate the humble sandwich to a meal worth seeking out. They even named their shop Monty’s to pay homage to John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who’s credited with inventing the sandwich because of his habit of requesting his servants give him his dinner between two slices of bread so that he wouldn’t have to leave the gaming table.
The hand crafted sandwiches, house-made soups, wraps and fresh salads at Monty’s Sandwich Company are top notch. And their take on grilled cheese is multifold and delicious. First, there’s the Adult Grilled Cheese. They take three slices of fresh baked bread, add your choice of cheeses, encrust it with their house-made parmesan compound butter, and toast to gooey, cheesy perfection. You can add bacon for $1.50. Want something even more substantial? Try the Carolina Grilled Cheese: BBQ sauced pulled pork they smoke in house and Monterey jack cheese grilled together on parmesan crusted artisan white bread. Or try a Monty’s Melt: Salami, pastrami, roasted turkey, pepperoncini, banana peppers, and melted provolone on a baguette. Then there’s the Bavarian Rhapsody, possibly the ultimate hot ham and cheese. It’s ham and cheddar melted together on a pretzel bun and dressed with spicy mustard—served with a side of their house-made pepper cheese sauce!
Cheese is celebrated all over Monty’s menu. There’s the St. Louis Cheesesteak, a local twist on the Philly classic. Monty’s is made with shaved rib eye, grilled onions, mushrooms, and green peppers topped with melty provolone and served on an fresh baked hoagie. Want a burger on National Cheese Day? Their Patty Melt is another gooey, cheesy choice. It’s a half pound of fresh Angus beef topped with grilled onions and plenty of Swiss cheese all melted together between two slices of fresh baked rye. Get that cheesy sandwich with a side of their house-made potato chips or fresh cut fries—regular, parmesan, or atomic!
Monty’s is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday. That means they also do breakfast, including scrambled eggs with cheese folded in! Or have a breakfast sandwich like the Black Bean, Egg and Cheese, made with their house-made black bean patty, scrambled egg and Swiss cheese on toasted multigrain bread. This fresh, handcrafted sandwich is a great way to start your day. And if you’re going to celebrate National Cheese Lover’s Day, why not do it with a great, cheesy sandwich like the one’s at Monty’s Sandwich Company? Because like they say at Monty’s, if you’re going to eat a sandwich, it might as well be a great one!
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