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Gourmet Grilled Cheese

Yields1 Serving

Ingredients Available at Denninger's Foods of the World.
1289 Upper James Street, Hamilton
284 King Street East, Hamilton
826 Queenston Road, Stoney Creek
777 Guelph Line M015, Burlington

Gourmet Grilled Cheese

 8 slices thick cut artisan bread
 12 oz Gruyere cheese, sliced thinly OR grated, at room temperature
 6 oz White cheddar cheese sliced thinly OR grated, at room temperature
 4 slices thin Muenster cheese, at room temperature
 2 small yellow onions, diced
 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
 2 tsp fresh rosemary, minced
 1 tsp brown sugar
 Salt and pepper to taste
 3 tbsp butter
 1 tbsp olive oil

Add 1 1/2 tbsp butter and olive oil to a skillet and heat over MED-LOW heat. Add diced onions, salt, pepper, fresh thyme and 1 tsp of fresh rosemary to the hot skillet and sauté, stirring often, until onions are soft and starting to brown, about 10 minutes.


Stir brown sugar into the onions and cook another minute. Transfer onions to a plate.


Spread one side of two pieces of bread with a little bit of butter.


To the same skillet, add remaining butter and rosemary, and heat over MED heat. Swirl to coat the bottom of the skillet with the melted butter.


Add both pieces of bread, butter side down, and cook until bread is golden brown and crunchy, about 2-3 minutes.


As soon as you add the bread to the skillet, add a bit of cheese to the top of each piece of bread. Once it starts to melt a little, sprinkle a couple tablespoons of the caramelized onions over the top of one of the pieces of bread.


When the bread is good and golden brown, sandwich the pieces of bread together and cook on LOW until cheese is fully melted.


Transfer to a plate, repeat with remaining slices of bread and ingredients.


Slice and enjoy!