-In from Daisy, our resident foodie: Cambozola, Fig Jam, and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich -
For years . . . the traditional grilled cheese sandwich has been a simple, tasty treat. These days however, with the popularity of cooking shows and celebrity chefs, it has undergone a gourmet makeover! No longer limited to American or cheddar cheese melted on white bread . . . the modern grilled cheese features artisanal cheeses, fresh breads, specialty spreads and preserves, and fresh fruits and produce. While I welcome these refinements, some things must not change. . . the cheese has to be ooey, gooey and the sandwich has to be eaten with a bowl of creamy tomato soup! - -
The cheese I used in this sandwich is Cambozola Black Label, a triple cream soft-ripened blue cheese from Germany. It is nutty and sweet, with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture. You may substitute Camembert or brie for the blue cheese, if you prefer. I also added fig jam, which pairs well with the blue cheese and adds a bit of sweetness. A sour cherry spread or orange marmalade both make delicious alternatives. I add some salty prosciutto to balance the sweetness and richness of the other ingredients. For a modern take on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, give this a try.