I have been a fan of Kerrygold cheese for as long as I can remember. Their sharp Cheddars and Dubliner are simply fantastic and up there with some of the best cheeses around. With that being said, I was extremely excited when I received an […]
I must start this blog entry with what I think was a pretty funny story; I just hope you find it funny as well (even if it is dorky). I wanted to make a new grilled cheese the other day but had absolutely no idea what to include in said sandwich so I went to a local grocery store to search their cheese department. At first, I couldn’t find any cheese that piqued my interest. Nothing. It was all the same stuff and I was frustrated. Then, magically, I found one cheese that I had heard is amazing but had yet to try. (More on the cheese later.) I didn’t find anything else that I needed so I got in line and waited for my turn. Once I made it up to the front, I told the checkout lady that I just had cheese. That is when the gentleman behind me said, “You just came in just to get cheese?!” and chose to laugh. He pretty much thought I was crazy that I only came to the grocery store to get cheese. I simply said yes, and then talked to the lady cashier who asked if I had tried another variety of cheese from the brand that I purchased. I paid and walked out mumbling to myself about the fact that I have a cookbook coming out and my love of cheese and that he shouldn’t be judging me. Little does that guy know that he was just talked about on the Internet on a grilled cheese blog. Ha. (Ok, so maybe the story was funnier in person/in my head…) Regardless, the cheese I did purchase, Beecher’s Flagship Handmade Cheese, was delicious. Read on for all the details. (more…)
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It has been awhile but I am glad to be back creating and cooking grilled cheese sandwiches. This spring/summer has brought new adventures and renewed optimism in pursuing my culinary dreams. Changes are a constant but I hope they are for the better.
This new grilled cheese sandwich includes two great stories, one including the awesome people at Tillamook Cheese and the other including one awesome Whole Foods employee. I will start with the cheese… (more…)
Inspiration for my grilled cheese creations can come from the strangest places. This week was no exception. At Jimmy John’s, a sub place I am known to frequent, they have a vegetarian sub that I love. (#6 for those that have been to Jimmy John’s. I order […]
Recently, I had taken a break from grilled cheese sandwiches as culinary classes were winding down for the semester and I wanted to focus on my studies. I had a final practicum consisting of knife skills and recipe, as well as a country presentation. Oh […]
When I originally started this grilled cheese project, I never imagined that I would be doing it for 3 years plus, nor did I think that I would create special grilled cheeses for Passover. However, that is exactly what has happened. Originally, I created a Matzoh & Charoset Grilled Cheese and then last year a PassEaster Grilled Cheese, one that highlighted both Passover and Easter. This year, I was unsure of what direction to go in. Passover doesn’t really allow for many choices when it comes to a grilled cheese sandwich. However, I think this year was my best Passover Grilled Cheese Yet. Read on for all the details…and what exactly fried matzoh is. (more…)