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Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x


This gourmet grilled cheese recipe is an elevated take on the classic! A few tricks make it taste gooey, smoky and savory sweet.


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated smoked gouda cheese
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese (or other cheese of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon fig, tomato or apricot jam, 1 teaspoon honey, or 6 apple or pear slices


  1. Spread mayonnaise on the outside of each slice of bread, and jam or honey on the inside of one of the slices.
  2. Place a skillet over medium high heat and add one slice of bread, mayo side down. Top with the shredded cheese (and apple, if using) and other slice of bread.
  3. Cook until the bread is golden brown and toasted, then flip and cook a few minutes more until the second bread slice is toasted and the cheese is warm. (Want to cook many sandwiches at a time? Go to Grilled Cheese in the Oven.)
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Gourmet grilled cheese, gourmet grilled cheese recipes