There’s not much that says home quite like a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s an easy and kid-approved staple for us American mommas. This grilled cheese is a bit spruced up thanks to thick hearty slices of white bread and freshly grated Cheddar and Havarti cheese.
Here is a tip:
Don’t be tempted to crank up the heat and rush these cheesy temptresses out of the skillet. Butter has a low smoke point (the temperature at which an oil will start to smoke or burn), and in order to properly melt the cheese and achieve a perfectly golden crust, moderately low heat and patience is key.
Havarti and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 1 Loaf Freshly Baked Homestyle White Bread purchased or homemade
- 1 1/2 c Freshly Grated Cheddar
- 1 c Havarti Cheese
- 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter room temperature
Using a serrated knife, slice the bread into 1/2” slices. You will need 8 slices total. Set aside until ready to use.
Mix together Cheddar and Havarti in a small mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.
Place a medium-sized skillet over medium-low heat and allow to come to temperature. On a large cutting board or work surface, spread 1 tsp of butter evenly across the surface of a slice of bread. Turn over and scatter with 2 tbsp of the cheese mixture across the unbuttered side. Spread 1 tsp of butter evenly across another slice of bread and place the unbuttered side atop of the the cheese mixture. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. You should have 4 sandwiches total.
Place the sandwiches on the skillet, two at time, taking care not to overcrowd the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until toasted and golden brown. Turn with a wide spatula and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from the pan, cut across the diagonal, serve and enjoy.
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