Sometimes the best dishes come from what’s left over in the fridge— or, in our case, what’s left over from an event. And sometimes that’s cheese.
I know I love grilled cheese when I’m really tired and overworked, and so, the following “whateverthefuckcheese grilled cheese sandwich” combos were born.
Our standard cheese board usually includes a few of the following varieties. And so do some of my favorite grilled cheese combos, which have all been raided from TOP event leftovers.
St. Nectaire: Made from raw cow’s milk, this French cheese has a texture that’s best described as silky. Mild and creamy, it’s perfect on pain de mie (a French sandwich bread) with a few slices of crisp bacon.
Fontina: Hailing from the Alpine Alps, this richly-flavored pressed cheese really sings when paired with thickly-sliced ciabatta and fresh tomatoes.
Saint André: This tangy, soft-ripened, triple crème cheese has a lovely (and completely edible) rind and a buttery texture. Yep, folks…this is one pretty cheese. And it tastes even better than it looks when toasted on brioche with tart green apple.
Humboldt Fog: This lovely layered cheese is made from goat’s milk and is both creamy and crumbly. It pairs well with tart fruits and nuts, and it’s fantastic on olive ciabatta with date paste. Yum.
So tell me, grilled cheese lovers, what’s your fave?