The Modern Grilled Cheese

Wednesday 31, October 2012 - 3:00 am | Features, Out + About


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 modern grilled cheese1 The Modern Grilled Cheese

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.


lucky life grilled cheese recipe1 The Modern Grilled Cheese


  • Fran Donohue | Wednesday 14, November 2012 - 10:56 am

    Wow, this sounds delicious…..also would enjoy with a lightly dressed arugala salad. Hmmmm…can’t wait.

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