Like most kids, I loved grilled cheese sandwiches when I was young. The sandwich of my youth was the classic processed cheese slice on white bread flattened down as much as possible and cooked to a golden brown.
I still love the idea of grilled cheese, but my tastes have matured since those days. So I decided it was time to make my grilled cheese sandwich gourmet!
With two cheeses, artisan bread and a creamy tomato and roasted red pepper soup served on the side, this sandwich was everything I had hoped it would be. If you’ve been looking for a top-shelf grilled cheese, look no further!
This sandwich was my first experience trying the popular “mayo instead of butter” concept on a grilled cheese sandwich. The bread crisped up nicely and I couldn’t taste a difference as far as the flavour went.
Because I made this sandwich with cheeses that had quite a strong flavour, mayo worked well as a spread to give me the crispy texture I wanted without altering the flavour. If I’d used milder cheeses, I think I would have preferred sticking with butter, since the more mellow taste would have allowed a hint of the delicious butter to come through.
I used an Ace Bakery Roasted Garlic Oval for the bread, and it was the perfect choice for adding gourmet style to my two cheese grilled cheese. The texture was perfect, firm without being dry. The bread crisped beautifully in the pan. And the roasted garlic blended with the cheese just right.
To finish off the meal, I added a cup of tomato and roasted red pepper soup. It was store-bought soup so it wasn’t anything too spectacular, but it did compliment the sandwich nicely.
Overall, this artisan grilled cheese sandwich was everything I wanted it to be. Gooey, flavourful, rich and delicious, it was definitely not the flattened white bread and processed cheese sandwich of my youth!
If you long for the carefree days of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, but still want to indulge your adult side, this sandwich is for you! Give it a try and see just how gourmet a two cheese grilled cheese can get!
Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Two Cheeses and Roasted Garlic Artisan Bread
Grilled cheese goes adult with this decadent sandwich packed with rich and complex flavours.
- 2 slices hearty bread (I used Ace Bakery Roasted Garlic Bread)
- 2 tsp. butter
- 3 oz. sliced Gruyere cheese
- 2 oz. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
- Spread inside of bread slices with butter. Add Gruyere cheese to one slice and top with grated Parmesan. Add second slice of bread, butter side down.
- Spread outside of bread with mayonnaise.
- Brown in a skillet over medium-high heat until cheese is melted and bread is toasted, flipping halfway through. Cut and serve with tomato soup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1010Total Fat: 74gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 2171mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 47g
50 thoughts on “Best Ever Gourmet Grilled Cheese with Two Cheeses and Roasted Garlic Artisan Bread”
Mmmmm, sounds absolutely divine and very, very tasty!!
ok well that puts my grilled cheese to shame lol! have to step up my game
I just love Ace Bakery products!! ANd this grilled cheese looks so yummy!!
Well those are mouth watering pictures.
Brilliant, I love cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches and this one looks and sounds absolutely delicious :-)
This looks so good. I sometimes use Mayo on my grilled cheese, but you have to be careful which brand you use as some just taste too oily, all in all butter or bacon fat is the best.
Ooh, thanks for the tip with the bacon grease! I’m definitely trying this next time!
I can’t wait to try it in Bacon fat i bet it really adds to the taste
It makes a huge difference, + bacon fat is a little salty so it’s extra delicious.
Haha, now I’m hungry for grilled cheese.
This sounds delicious. I’ve been making grilled cheese with garlic bread for ages.
sounds very yummy/never thought of using 2 cheeses though. I put a slice or two of onion between my cheese slices when I make Grilled Cheese.
Yum this looks delicious.. My girls love grilled cheese sandwiches..
Yummy for the tummy, even better with bacon and onion in it.
Mmmm, bacon does make everything better! :D