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Next Level Grilled Cheese



– 8 slices of brioche bread, buttered on both sides with softened salted Real California butter – 3 ounces of Real California Toma cheese, shredded – 3 ounces of Real California Gouda cheese, shredded – 1 red or green apple, cored and sliced very thin – 1/2 pound honey cured deli ham, sliced very thin Grilled Cheese, Toma, Gouda, Easy Recipes
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Serves: 4

Heat a cast iron skillet or griddle pan over medium low heat.

Toss the shredded cheeses together and set aside 1 tablespoon of the mixture.

Next, build your sandwiches. Lay a slice of buttered bread on a flat surface, top it with a ta-blespoon or two of cheese, a few slices of ham, a few slices of apple, and another small amount of cheese on top. Place the second piece of buttered bread on top of the sandwich.

Repeat with the ingredients for the remaining 3 sandwiches.

Once the griddle or pan is preheated add a scattering of 1/4 of the remaining cheese and place a sandwich on top. Cook for 3 minutes, then check to see if the bread is golden brown. If so, flip with a spatula and cook the second side for 3 minutes checking every now and then until golden.

Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients making 4 sandwiches total.

Serve immediately.

Recipe notes:

Havarti cheese can stand in as a cheese substitute if desired.

Recipe credit: CA Grown

Photo credit: Meg van der Kruik for CA Grown