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Four Cheese Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Kick the traditional cheese sandwich up a notch or three and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day with four tantalizing cheeses. Perfect for after school snacking, a light weekend lunch or simple indulgence, it’s a quick, delicious meal.

Four Cheese Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Four Cheese Gourmet Grilled CheeseIngredients

  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml)  fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 4 slices fresh crusty bread, about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml)  Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) Gruyere cheese, shredded

Instructions:

  1. Blend the butter with the parsley, Parmesan cheese, garlic and pepper until well combined. Spread the butter mixture evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Place a slice of Cheddar, on the unbuttered side, of the other 2 slices of bread. Toss the mozzarella with the Gruyere and sprinkle over the Cheddar. Top the sandwiches with the remaining bread, buttered-side-out.
  2. Turn the T-fal OptiGrill Plus on. Select the sandwich program and press OK. Once the purple indicator light has stopped flashing, place the sandwiches on the grill and close the lid.
  3. Cook until the indicator light has changed to red or until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted.
  4. or….in a medium skillet on med – hi, place sandwich on heated skillet butter side out. Keep your eyes on the prize, these brown quickly. Flip when golden brown, and remove from skillet when both sides are perfect. Enjoy!

TIPS:

  • The combination possibilities for this sandwich are endless! Add bacon, ham, salami, turkey, tomato, basil, sage or roasted red peppers.
  • Substitute any combination of favorite cheeses for those suggested in the recipe.
  • Serve this sandwich with a hot bowl of soup for a warming lunch or light supper.

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2 Comments on Four Cheese Gourmet Grilled Cheese

  1. Gimme! I am a cheese freak and this is making my tummy grumble!

  2. This looks incredible. Can’t wait to surprise my kids with this

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