The heart of Drewski's menu is bread and cheese. The Sac Bee's Chris Macias tracks down the man behind Drewski's, Andrew Blaskovich, for tips on how to make good grilled cheese. Here are a couple samples:
- Butter: "Blaskovich recommends using clarified butter, which has all of its milk fat removed to leave pure butterfat. Clarified butter...has a higher smoke point, which lends itself well to sautéing and good ol' grilled cheese sandwiches."
- Bread: "Blaskovich's go-to loaves come from the Sacramento Baking Co., which can also be found at Costco. Sliced sweet French breads are preferred by Blaskovich for their crisping properties; the tanginess from sourdough breads also pairs well with the sharpness of cheddar cheeses.
- Cheese: "You can't go wrong with a well-made cheddar cheese, and Blaskovich also speaks highly of havarti, a semi-soft cheese with buttery aromatics and flavor that melts especially well.On Eating: "After about five minutes they get a little soggy," Blaskovich said. "They're best when they're fresh off the grill. You've got to eat them fast."
Read the entire story with more great tips in the Sac Bee.
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