Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese

On another grocery trip, I was walking through Whole Foods when I noticed that fresh mangoes were on sale. I thought to myself, “I like mangoes, I should buy one.” I had no particular use for it in mind, but went ahead and purchased it anyway. Eventually while at home, I decided to create some mango salsa for a new grilled cheese creation. Read on for all the details.

ingredients:

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Sartori Bellavitano Raspberry

the cheese: sartori bellavitano raspberry

I recently ventured into Whole Foods to discover what Wisconsin cheeses they had in stock. They showed me multiple varieties when I stumbled on Sartori Bellavitano Raspberry. I had previously tried this cheese when doing a cheese tasting and I loved it. I was very glad to discover it was from the great state of Wisconsin.

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Sartori Bellavitano Raspberry

According to Sartori, this particular variety of cheese, “features the unique Parmesan flavor and creamy Cheddar texture…” Sounds good to me. I believed this particular Wisconsin cheese, with the raspberry flavor, would work perfectly with the fruity flavor of the mango salsa that I was planning to include in my grilled cheese sandwich. Once I tasted the cheese for the second time, I once again realized that the raspberry flavor is absolutely phenomenal and is matched only by an equally awesome texture. I would personally recommend anyone to try this cheese on a grilled cheese as well as on your favorite crackers.

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Mango

thoughts

Days later, the mango was sitting on my kitchen counter when I started thinking about concocting a grilled cheese sandwich recipe.

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Green Onion/Red Pepper

Mango salsa immediately popped into my head. I had previously eaten mango salsa on fish, and used slice mangoes on a grilled cheese, but never bothered to try mango salsa on a grilled cheese.

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Mango Salsa

I was daring and went for it. I am glad that I did.

Mango Salsa Grilled Cheese Ingredients: Whole Wheat/Multigrain

The bread you choose can make or break a grilled cheese sandwich just as much as the cheese. I decided to travel to Heinen’s, a local grocery store, to see what fresh bread they had. I ended up choosing a multigrain/whole wheat that was created in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic. I figured if The Clinic had their hand in the recipe it had to be good. This particular bread turned out to be the perfect choice, giving a nice crunch to the grilled cheese. I have quickly learned that I thoroughly enjoy bakery eight grain, but I can not stand “processed” whole wheat. They are two completely different breads and I am glad they normally do not share the same shelf space.

the grilled cheese:

mango salsa grilled cheese: A-

With all of these ingredients mixed together, one might think that the flavors would overpower each other. The possibility is there. (It happened a couple of times during the meal.) However, when I took one full bite of the grilled cheese, including the bread, mango salsa and cheese, the flavors blended perfectly making a great sandwich. If I ever made this grilled cheese again, I would try and choose a more mild cheese, although this definitely worked.

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