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Free Lunch: Kerrygold Dubliner

Free Lunch: Kerrygold Dubliner

Editor’s Note: Please make sure not to miss the other entries in the Free Lunch series. All cheese used in Free Lunch was sent for free by the creameries themselves without any knowledge of how it would be used. Prior to talking about Kerrygold Dubliner,…

Free Lunch: Cabot Chipotle Cheddar

Free Lunch: Cabot Chipotle Cheddar

Editor’s Note: Please make sure not to miss the other entries in the Free Lunch series. All cheese used in Free Lunch was sent for free by the creameries themselves without any knowledge of how it would be used. Since I started this blog in…

Free Lunch: Kerrygold Blarney Castle

Free Lunch: Kerrygold Blarney Castle

Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent free cheese courtesy of both Kerrygold [Instagram] and Cabot [Instagram]. In honor of this free cheese, and Grilled Cheese Month 2014, I have created the series, Free Lunch. In this series, I will be creating 4 different grilled cheese sandwiches, highlighting two cheeses from Kerrygold (Blarney Castle & Dubliner) and two cheeses from Cabot (Chipotle & Private Stock Cheddar). The posts, as you will see below, will be focusing much more on the cheese than the grilled cheese, leaving all extra ingredients on the kitchen table to be eaten later. I want the focus to remain on the cheese and any extra ingredients are a distraction.

Once the Free Lunch series is complete, I will move on to Local Lunch, a series that will highlight four local cheeses from the great state of Ohio.

Now onto the show cheese…

Free Lunch: Kerrygold Blarney Castle

Ever since I stumbled on Kerrygold, I have been in love with every Kerrygold cheese I have tasted. The third cheese in this series is the first Kerrygold cheese I tried, Dubliner, but I thought I would start Free Lunch with a Kerrygold cheese I had yet to sample: Kerrygold’s version of Gouda. Continue reading Free Lunch: Kerrygold Blarney Castle

St. Patrick’s Day Kale & Potato Grilled Cheese

St. Patrick’s Day Kale & Potato Grilled Cheese

When an Irish creamery sends you a ton of free cheese and butter in late February/early March, it is their way of telling you, use their product to create a St. Patrick’s Day grilled cheese. It is a no-brainer in my opinion and that is…

Facebook, you are dead to me.

Facebook, you are dead to me.

I think most of the world has a love/hate relationship with the social network, Facebook. You have to be a part of Facebook even though deep down you really don’t care about 95% of the items or people that show up in your news feed.…

Blueberry Scone & Jeni’s Salty Caramel Grilled Cheese

Blueberry Scone & Jeni’s Salty Caramel Grilled Cheese

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the couples out there. I hope you have a great day with your significant other. To all of the single people, I promise you, it will get better. I once felt like I would never find anyone, let alone anyone special, and yet, here I am, in love with one of the most amazing woman in the world, Sous Chef, Jr.. Along with the love of my awesome parents and now my girlfriend, I am a very lucky guy. Thank you. Now onto the grilled cheese…

For the past three Valentine’s Day, I have made grilled cheese sandwiches featuring strawberries. Yes, I understand, they are the go to ingredient for Valentine’s Day, but aren’t I allowed to use other ingredients? I sure hope so. For this sandwich, I went the sweet/dessert route, but instead of strawberries, I went with oranges, and instead of bread, I went with a blueberry scone. To top it all off, I added Jeni’s amazing Salty Caramel Sauce. The combination was something to be seen. Continue reading Blueberry Scone & Jeni’s Salty Caramel Grilled Cheese

Cauliflower Puree & Cabot Grilled Cheese

Cauliflower Puree & Cabot Grilled Cheese

Over the past week, I had been planning to make a brand new grilled cheese featuring homemade cauliflower puree. However, there was always something that stopped me. Not enough time, too many errands, etc. It all changed on Saturday when us here in Cleveland were…

Promoting The Super Bowl Grilled Cheese

Promoting The Super Bowl Grilled Cheese

In 2011, I created the “Nachos & Cheese Super Bowl Grilled Cheese” and then just kind of forgot about it. I let it sit out there in Internet World for people to find on their own. Super Bowl 46 passed. Super Bowl 47 passed. No…

Hummus & Red Pepper Havarti Grilled Cheese

Hummus & Red Pepper Havarti Grilled Cheese

My previous grilled cheese, Root Vegetable Fritter Grilled Cheese, definitely pushed the envelope of what a grilled cheese sandwich can and should be. (Some have even said it isn’t a grilled cheese.) For this week’s grilled cheese, I wanted to come back down to Earth and create a more traditional sandwich. That is when I stumbled on hummus as the main ingredient. It came up last week by the sous chef while creating the my Root Vegetable grilled cheese. I obviously didn’t use it last week, but I did this week and it was most definitely a winner. Continue reading Hummus & Red Pepper Havarti Grilled Cheese

Root Vegetable Fritter Grilled Cheese

Root Vegetable Fritter Grilled Cheese

This past week, I knew I wanted to make a new grilled cheese sandwich but had absolutely no ideas. I walked through Whole Foods and quickly become frustrated as I was not inspired in the least. Nothing piqued my interest. That was until I walked…