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Celebrate Grilled Cheese Month with Jarlsberg Cheese

Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This past fall, I ate the grilled cheese sandwich that would make all other grilled cheese sandwiches inferior. Never again would I be satisfied with a plain, old, boring run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich. I would need a sandwich with only the finest cheese, ham and bread, toasted perfectly with the right amount of butter. No other sandwich, after that fateful sandwich at Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco, would do.

April happens to be National Grilled Cheese month. As part of a group from Kitchen Play, we are partnering with Jarlsberg cheese and are celebrating by serving up the best grilled cheese sandwiches out there. I thought it was about time I attempt to create the “best grilled cheese ever” to celebrate National Grilled Cheese month.

The recipe I created is about as close to perfect as I think I’m going to get. It’s a simple, yet sophisticated sandwich, and it reminds me very much of the Croque Monsieur I enjoyed at Cafe de la Presse.

I hope you’ll enjoy my version of my favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Hopefully, you’ll want to join in on the fun to and will create your own grilled cheese sandwich to celebrate National Grilled Cheese month. Jarlsberg Cheese is giving everyone who submits a Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese sandwich recipe to www.freetoastbag.com a FREE Grilled Cheese Toast Bag and a $1.00 off coupon for Jarlsberg and Jarlsberg Lite cheese. Additional details can be found at www.freetoastbag.com.

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Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Recipe: Jarlsberg Grilled Cheese and Ham Sandwich

  • 1 slice yellow onion, separated into rings
  • 2 slices Italian style loaf bread
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg cheese
  • 2 slices deli sliced ham
  • Butter
  1. Melt 1/4 tablespoon of butter in a cast iron skillet. Add onion rings and saute over medium heat until edges are slightly crispy. Remove from pan.
  2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Place 2 slices Jarlsberg cheese, 2 slices deli sliced ham, grilled onions, and then the remaining 2 slices of cheese on top of the non-buttered side of bread. Place the other side of bread on top of the ham and cheese toppings, butter side up.
  4. Melt 1/2 Tablespoon butter in previously used cast iron skillet. Turn heat to medium and place the sandwich in the skillet. You’ll want it to “sizzle”. Cook for 2 minutes or until one side of the sandwich is a nice, golden brown. Flip the sandwich over and cook the remaining side until cheese is melted and bread is a nice, golden brown.

This is a sponsored post however the opinions written are strictly my own.

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  1. One word…beautiful!

  2. One of my all time favorite foods and you have made it to perfection!

  3. That looks toasted to perfection. Yea for the grilled cheese!

  4. Stephanie says:

    Yum!!! I love fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. This looks delicious

  5. Now that is a grilled cheese sandwich, Kristen. The outside of the bread and the oozing cheese is just begging for someone to take a bite.

  6. I had no idea it was grilled cheese month… think I’ll maybe do Gouda today! Thanks for sharing the promotion. I’m headed over to check it out now!

  7. Grilled & Gorgeous… you’re speaking my language.

  8. Grilled Cheese Month should be celebrated every month! Have you ever tried making a pimento grilled cheese? It’s out of this world.

  9. Grilled cheese is such comfort food!

  10. Melissa says:

    Looks delicious! I tried to learn more about the contest through your link, but the link seems to be broken. I think it’s supposed to be http://www.freetoastabag.com; that’s where I finally ended up.

  11. Your site is so amazing. I’m a brand new food blogger and its usually intimidating to visit well established sites. I end up feeling totally ridiculous for even trying. But your site is fun and friendly I’m just loving it!

  12. This is my kind of sandwich! I love Jarlsberg cheese and this sandwich would make everyday of the week the perfect day!

  13. anonymous says:

    Wow, this is really interesting. I would love to have some now! It seems to me like you’re really innovative with your cooking, you should definitely check out some of the stuff they cook here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Extreme-Chef/195324160502642 Great job!

  14. Pat Wogan says:

    Love Grilled cheese! I wonder how this would be with corned beef?


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