One of the best meals to have on a cold Minnesota day is grilled cheese, pair it up with some hot tomato soup, and you've got yourself a winning combo. With the number of chilly days we have in a given year, it's no surprise that Minnesotans eat a lot of grilled cheese.

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and to celebrate that, Pepperidge Farm did a survey to discover the grilled cheese habits of Americans, and the results may surprise you, especially what the most important part of making a grilled cheese.

How Many Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Do Americans Eat Per Year?

5000 Americans, representing all 50 states, shared their grilled cheese habits. The national average for number of grilled cheese sandwiches per year? A satisfying 36 grilled cheese sandwiches per year.

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How Many Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Do Minnesotans Eat Per Year?

But only one state can claim that they eat more grilled cheese than all the rest, Minnesotans eat an average of 41 grilled cheese sandwiches per year, ranking just about New York and Texas who consume an average of 40 per year. Washington state eats only about half of what Minnesotans do, with a total of 24 per year.

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What is The #1 Cheese That is Used on Grilled Cheese Sandwiches?

When it comes to the top cheese being used to make grilled cheese sandwiches, American is the top pick, followed by cheddar, and pepper jack. The most important factor in making a grilled cheese, is the bread-to-cheese ratio, according to 43% of Americans.

How Do Americans Cut Their Grilled Cheese Sandwiches?

When it comes to the finished product and how Americans cut their grilled cheese, a majority, 52%, say that they cut their sandwich diagonally, while 21% say they cut vertically, 10% horizontally, and 17% say they don't even bother cutting the sandwich before eating.

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