Another name-game poll

This one is easy and fun, brought to you by my friend and former coworker Megan. Bonus points: Comment and tell me either (a) why you voted the way you did or (b) if you think the are both valid but describe two different things – and if so, why?

About Joan

My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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5 Responses to Another name-game poll

  1. Jo says:

    Making them on a GRILL in an aunt’s restaurant in Juniata Co.many years ago moved me from toasted cheese to GRILLED .

  2. Mike says:

    My vote is for grilled cheese. When you make this sandwich you “grill” it in a pan, hence the grilled cheese sandwich. Toast is made in a toaster as separate pieces of bread.

  3. megan says:

    When I was a kid, my mom would make this sandwich in the toaster oven. She’d toast it on one side and then flip it over and toast the other side. My brother and I called it toasted cheese. My grandmother actually still makes her toasted cheese in the toaster oven. Even though I grill it in a pan now when I make it, I still call it toasted cheese. Drives my husband crazy, haha.

  4. Melanie says:

    I’ve always called it a toasted cheese sandwich, but I have no idea why. I can’t remember what my mom calls it. Is it called ‘toasted’ in York County, or did I get that from my dad’s side of the family, which is from Tennessee? (You can just imagine THAT made for some interesting differences in semantics growing up! LOL)

  5. Deb says:

    Even though they are grilled in a pan, if you are from York, they HAVE to be called “toasted cheese sandwiches”. That’s just the way it is! :)

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