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A Sandwich a Day: Classic Grilled Cheese at Saxelby Cheese

In this great city of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around New York. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Classic Grilled Cheese ($7) at Saxelby Cheese in the Essex Street Market is something like a savory, oozy waffle. The thick-cut country bread, brushed with tangy New York State butter, gets a crinkly, crispy crust from a generous sandwich press squeeze—generous enough to have you thinking waffle right away—or waffle fries.

Saxelby opts for a gooey, buttery Shelburne Cheddar, and they don' tread lightly with it. Take a bite and the sandwich erupts, a molten flow of some of the highest quality dairy our city has to offer. It's been a while since we've encountered a grilled cheese with filling and bread so well-matched, both in terms of proportion and overall quality of ingredients.

Saxelby Cheese

In the Essex Street Market
120 Essex Street, New York NY 10002 (map)
212-228-8204
saxelbycheese.com

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.

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