Did you know that April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month?! In Fairfield County, CT, that can only mean one thing: Melt Mobile, the grilled cheese food truck, is hitting the road again! Owners Darlene Andersen and Diana Hall typically park their truck outside the Greenwich Library, but Melt Mobile is also available for private events ranging from corporate events to picnics and more. They cater to groups with a minimum of 50 and max out at 300.

“Our original business model began with selling our sandwiches street side or at local parks,” recalls Darlene, “Today, the demand is for private bookings of the truck and catering services. It’s a fun food to offer gueststhere really is something for everyone and the convenience of having the truck act as the kitchen and the caterer all in one is a win-win for everyone.”

Darlene and Diana will create a grilled cheese for your event or choose from Melt Mobile’s signature sandwiches such as the Pork-U-Pine layered with Tillamook cheddar, BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions and sliced dill pickles on buttery grilled country white; the Caprese with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, fire roasted peppers, tomato, arugula and pesto aioli on kalamata olive bread; and Meatball 3 Cheese Squeeze with Diana’s famous meatballs in marinara, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, parmigiano reggiano and fresh basil on Tuscan bread. Guests will want to save room for the Fluffernutter filled with caramelized bananas, marshmallow fluff, Belgian chocolate and peanut butter on crunchy Tuscan bread dusted with powdered sugar.

Melt Mobile charges no fee for venues located within 30 miles of Stamford; all other destinations require a $250 travel fee.

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