While on a trip to Muir Woods I discovered the best grilled cheese sandwich: The Marin Melt! At first I was a bit skeptical because it’s served on “healthy” bread but the cheese is Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam (my favorite specialty cheese and I can thankfully buy it at our “fancy” supermarket) and Pt. Reyes Farmstead Creamery Toma Cheese. It’s also a $9.95 sandwich (as of 2 years ago) but your taste buds will thank you if you give them the gift of the Marin Melt. The cheeses are the perfect combination of salty and buttery and a smidge tangy but just a smidge. The bread actually balances out the cheeses perfectly and since it’s “healthy” bread you feel less guilty about the sandwich.
And as a history teacher perk, you can eat this amazing sandwich then take a walk through Muir Woods and look at trees that were standing when Vikings first came to America, when King Louis’ head was chopped off, when Rasputin was in his prime, when Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat, when the Easter Island heads were put up, when Socrates drank hemlock, etc. To stand in the shade of trees who have watched the world go by for longer than many people can fathom is something you can’t do just anywhere, and it’s such a unique experience you might as well top it off with the best grilled cheese sandwich!