Hey y’all. Happy President’s Day, and, more importantly, happy first day of Grilled Cheese Week! This week we’re bringing you four delish grilled cheeses that you can make to spice up “Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup” night at your house!
We love grilled cheeses, but we know that cheddar on bread can get a little boring. Delicious, sure, but boring. So we’re spicing it up in several directions…a little sweet, a little savory, and a couple in between. The great thing about grilled cheese is that you can make it with literally anything you like. We have a few suggestions, but we want you to feel like you can follow your heart here…at the end of grilled cheese week, we want you to feel empowered to go forth and grill cheese with other delicious items in any combination that will make you smile.
Up first, we want to bring you a fave of ours: a sweet grilled cheese with fontina, blueberry jam, apple, and basil. We think you might have seen something similar with brie, but we think that fontina is an underrated cheese that takes this sandwich to the next level.
This one was one of our test-tasters favorites, and we know why – this is sweet with a hint of earth in the basil. We used sourdough bread to keep it classic, but feel free to use whatever bread you love or keep around.
2 slices sourdough bread
2-3 oz fontina cheese
2 tbsp blueberry jam
¼ an apple, thiny sliced
4-5 basil leaves, chopped thinly sliced
soup of your choice, optional
1. Butter both sides of your bread.
2. Spread the jam on the inside of both pieces of bread, then layer on the cheese, apple, and add the basil in the center.
3. Heat a pan over medium heat, and butter well.
4. Cook over medium heat on each side until the bread is well browned. Pro tip: if you want to, you can use a cast iron bacon press or another cast iron to put weight on the sandwich so everyone gets nice and melty.
5. Serve hot with soup!
Up tomorrow: a savory grilled cheese to counteract the blueberry jam here. Comment and let us know what you’re favorite grilled cheese is, and we might just whip it up!