Mid September has hit us here in Sonoma County and while Harvest is in full swing, we're starting to think of those yummy and cozy fall days when the air is crisp and a warm comfort meal sounds really appealing after a summer of daily salads and cold meals.
This grilled cheese recipe is a family favorite, perfect with a hearty homemade tomato soup but also perfect chopped into smaller bites to offer as finger food at a large gathering. Super simple, it always delivers!
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Gruyère cheese
8 slices of Country Potato bread (or similar bread of your choice)
Butter (room temperature)
Preheat griddle to medium heat.
Combine all cheeses in a mixing bowl and mix until they are, well, mixed. Lay out slices of bread on counter or cutting board. Spread a small amount (about one teaspoon, or more if desired) of Dijon mustard on four slices of bread. Divide the cheese mixture between the four slices of bread and add second slice on top to make the sandwich. Butter top of bread on all four sandwiches.
Add sandwiches to preheated griddle, butter side down. Butter the top of each sandwich while toasting on griddle. Flip sandwich over when bread is crisp and dark brown, but not burnt (about three minutes). Continue cooking until second side is dark brown, but not burnt and cheese is melted and oozing out the sides (about three minutes).
Remove sandwiches from griddle and cut diagonally into four triangles. Serve immediately.
Serves four as a meal, or many for appetizers. And don't forget to store that extra leftover cheese in your trusty vault.