Usually grilled cheese is for lunch or dinner (or breakfast), but I wanted to try for a dessert-ish sandwich. My inspiration was the New England classic, apple pie and cheddar cheese. For those of you not familiar with this tasty treat, typically the cheese (white cheddar) is melted on top of the pie. The pie is all warm and nummy and the cheese is just melty enough. I wanted to see if I could do a recreation of that in sandwich form.
I'm not going to give you a recipe per se, but I'll tell you what ingredients I used.
|Nummy goat cheese with ash.|
For the spread I used jam from Elmore Roots Nursery. They're a local VT business and have wonderful spreads. Although all of the jams I've had from them have an apple base, for this sandwich I went for the super appley crabapple flavor. The sweetness of the jam was a perfect pairing for sharp acidic cheddar and salty, citrusy, goat cheese.
So here's the "recipe".
- Take two pieces of bread and do a light smear of crabapple spread on one side
- Put a few slices of cheddar on top of the jam
- Add a few slender slices of goat cheese-with the rind
- Put second piece of bread on top
- Put in pan until toasty, melty, goodness occurs
- Put it in your tummy
It's a little bit sweet with a nice tanginess from the goat cheese. So good! So how are you going to celebrate this month?
*If you don't have access to Blue Ledge Farms' cheese you can substitute Humbolt Fog.