5 Grilled Cheeses to Weaken Your Knees
These recipes featuring different Face Rock cheeses will take your grilled cheese mastery to the next level!
In April, we celebrated Grilled Cheese Month with gusto, featuring several of our favorite Face Rock cheeses on very different styles of sandwiches. Cheddar is a great cheese for grilled cheese, but we recommend sticking with our younger cheeses. Aged cheese has less moisture so it doesn’t have a great melt-factor.
We have five grilled cheese sandwiches to share with you that earn consistent raves from family and friends. But before we get to the cheesy goodness, we have a few tips for you to maximize your grilled cheese enjoyment:
- Our favorite grilled cheese trick is to skip buttering the bread and melt a tablespoon of butter in the pan instead for maximum buttery coverage.
- Turn your heat down after you flip your sandwich, especially if you are using a stovetop burner instead of a griddle. The pan is hotter than when you started and this can prevent a burnt second side.
- Use multiple slivers or very thin slices of cheddar rather than one big slab. This will help your cheddar melt before your bread burns.
- For a panini style sandwich, use a heavy pan or a bacon press to apply consistent heavy pressure on your bread as it grills.
Greened Up Monterey Jack Grilled Cheese
This greened-up grilled cheese sandwich is made with our creamy Monterey Jack, one of the best cheeses for melted goodness. Sautéed kale and onion are tucked in between two layers of thinly sliced Monterey Jack. We grill it slow over medium heat for a delightfully gooey and crunchy sando!
Ham, Apple and Habanero Grilled Cheese
We loaded up a flaky croissant with layers of our fresh Vampire Slayer garlic curds, creamy Smokey aged cheddar, and shaved ham for our Ham, Apple and Habanero Grilled Cheese. The flavor journey of this sandwich really comes together with a few thin slices of apple, stone ground mustard and Habanero Jelly by our home state pals at Kelly’s Jelly.
Smokey Turkey & Avo Grilled Cheese
Our creamy Monterey Jack and Smokey Cheddar share top billing in this avocado and smoked turkey melt!
Alpine Beer-Soaked Grilled Cheese
When we spied this beer battered grilled cheese from craftbeer.com we had to try it! We used Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale, our Pepper Alpine cheddar and threw in bacon because, of course bacon! We loved how the nutty flavor of the brown ale combined with the black pepper bite in the Pepper Alpine.
Vampire Slayer Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese
This delicious grilled cheese combines garlic bread, Vampire Slayer cheddar and our creamy Monterey Jack.
Fill a sandwich with a generous layer of thinly sliced Vampire Slayer and Monterey Jack. Add a generous blob of compound garlic butter to a griddle preheated to medium heat. Once melted, place your sandwich right in the middle and grill until golden and melty. As you flip, add more butter to the griddle so that the second side has as much buttery goodness as the first.
To make our compound garlic butter, smash together a quarter cup soft butter, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon salt.