A Fancy, Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipe

It could be the world's best grilled cheese.
A few months back I had my life changed forever-more when I visited a restaurant in Wilmington, North Carolina called Sweet & Savory. The restaurant combines French style cooking with American style foods, and southern cuisine. One of the most highly recommend sandwiches is their Ultimate Grilled Cheese made of Havarti, bacon and tomato. It is amazing, however, considering I don't typically get to the coast all that often, I decided, eventually to make my own.

Of course my cravings got the best of me, and we decided to try it our own way:


  • sliced sour dough bread
  • a combination or mixture of any great cheeses. I recommend Gruyere, Havarti, Irish cheddar, etc.
  • hickory smoked bacon
  • chopped sweet onion
  • Plugra brand butter (or a French style high-butterfat butter)
  • garlic salt.
  • sliced tomatoes
  1. Fry bacon, and onions together.
  2. Shred cheeses, and butter bread slices.
  3. Combine bacon, tomato, cheese, and onions into a sandwich 
  4. Fry over medium heat sprinkling garlic salt to taste.
Of course there's many variations. I may try adding some fried mushrooms in the future and I've already tried the above "fancy" grilled cheese with fried cheese, similar to this. French (or European style) butter, good cheese, a bit of bacon and you can't go wrong. A gourmet grilled cheese is only minutes away from becoming a life-long addiction.

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