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Mimi's Cafe Five-Way Grilled Cheese Copycat Recipe
Mimi's Cafe Five-Way Grilled Cheese
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sandwich
Calories: 785
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (12 reviews)

When I think back on all the grilled cheese sandwiches I was served as a kid, I don't get very nostalgic. Around my house the recipe was plain and simple: slap some American cheese between a couple slices of white Wonder bread and grill it in a hot skillet until browned on both sides. Good enough grub for a kid I guess, but what if Moms back in the day had a grilled cheese recipe like the one served at Mimi's Cafe? Would my young palate have been able to appreciate the five different cheeses? Would the sourdough bread brushed with soft garlic butter and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese have won over a littler me? I don't know the answers to these questions, but I do know that as an adult this is the best grilled cheese sandwich I've ever had. It's been on Mimi's menu since the first day the restaurant opened back in 1978 in Anaheim, California; and the chain serves around 18,000 of these sandwiches every year—surely to both adults and kids alike. Grab yourself some sliced Swiss, Cheddar, Jack, mozzarella, shredded Parmesan and sourdough bread. This is an easy recipe, so you'll have no trouble quickly cranking out four awesome grilled cheese sandwiches that I'm sure absolutely everyone will love.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

1/2 cup butter (salted), softened
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic (about 1 clove)
Perfect sandwich- with two additional ingredients
Submitted on: 01/07/17
I added thinly sliced fresh tomatoes and thinly sliced red onions to make this perfect.
Submitted on: 08/02/16
This grilled cheese sandwich is absolutely mouthwatering delicious......
Best Ever
Submitted on: 12/14/15
At my Christmas Party this weekend, we served soups and a stew along with these grilled cheese sandwiches and they were the BIGGEST hit. Thanks for sharing.
Super good grille cheese sandwich
Patty gore  
Submitted on: 05/25/15
Have made this may times and it is awesome If you can find good bread it is the Best....
Totally Amazing
Matt G  
Submitted on: 06/12/14
Made the grilled cheese as the recipe calls for, with one exception: I added bacon. So freaking good.
Paula B  
Submitted on: 03/19/14
I came across this recipe several years ago and I made it for my children and I and I served them with tomato soup. To this day my grown children still ask me how I made these grilled cheese sandwiches. We love them!!!
Can u say cheese!
Submitted on: 03/08/13
Awesome recipe! Try this with homemade tomato soup omg!
Submitted on: 03/30/09
This sandwich is easy to put together and more then worth all the ingredients. This is my grilled cheese sandwich for life!
Submitted on: 03/26/09
Grilled Cheese Sandwich's have finally reached utopia in the food world with this wonderful culinary perfection that melts on your palate.... It's a 5+++
Heidi K  
Submitted on: 03/25/09
Amazing!! It's the best grilled cheese I've ever had. You have to try it.
Submitted on: 03/25/09
Wow! Most delicious grilled cheese sandwich ever.
Submitted on: 03/24/09
Amazingly simple ~ Gourmet great !!!