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Cheesemonger Grilled Cheese with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cheese Grilled Cheese

! NA-2011

One of the most unusual parts of working in the food industry is acknowledging obscure food holidays.  April, for instance, is “National Grilled Cheese Month.”  There are certainly other important dates in April (Easter, my anniversary and my birthday, to name a few), but we will be putting time aside to celebrate melted cheese on toast. On each of the next five Mondays, we will be posting a “Cheesemonger’s Grilled Cheese,” to show you how those of us in the biz construct this culinary gem.

For our first installment, I offer the following recipe which is simple but bold and delicious. You will need the following items:

Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Cheese

1) Start by smearing the bacon spread on both slices of bread.  The more the merrier.

2) Grate the Cheddar on a coarse setting.  It is wise to buy at least a half-pound as you will probably want to nibble on some while the sandwich is grilling.

3) Mix the pepper rings into the shredded cheese.  If you do not mix them together, there is a good chance that the peppers will squeeze out the sides of the sandwich as it is being pressed.

Cabot Clothbound Grilled Cheese

4) Spread the cheese and pepper mixture onto one of the slices and top with the other.

5) Drizzle a little olive oil onto each slice of bread and transfer to your Panini press (or your pan, which is certainly a viable option).

6) Grill until toasty brown spots form.  Slice in half and enjoy with a good craft beer.


Cabot Clothbound Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Stay tuned for more Grilled Cheese Goodness next Monday!

UPDATE: Cabot Clothbound Cheddar is ON SALE now for $7.99/8 oz. This $3 savings offer is valid online only and expires Tuesday 4/10.


  • therenaissanceman says:
    April 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    i hope all these grilled cheese posts will include a bacon element…(hint hint!)

  • The Singing Fat Lady says:
    April 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Nom nom nom!! Looks delicious….can’t wait to try it out! Another gem of a recipe.

  • KJ says:
    April 2, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I think you should offer these sandwiches at your Rittenhouse Store! I’d love to have a different grilled cheese every Monday :)

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly says:
    April 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    WOW -does that look good. Grating cheese for grilled cheese is a brilliant trick. And you can’t go wrong with Cabot ever. Look forward to reading all your posts for Grilled Cheese Month!

  • Mary Allen says:
    April 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Oh yum, I can’t wait to go home and try this mouth watering treat. We might have to sample the bacon spread on the extra slices of cheese before they hit the bread. Can’t wait for the next selection.

  • dolce says:
    April 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    that looks hot damn fabulous! great photo

  • strega nonna says:
    April 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    you should open a grilled cheese food truck!

  • conners says:
    April 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Yet another gourmet goodie from DiBruno Bros…thank you!!!

  • Momomonty says:
    April 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Mmmmmm, Cabot and bacon spread. I would coat myself in bacon spread if it were socially acceptable.

  • Country Boy says:
    April 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    And to think this started with Kraft wrapped singles on Wonder Bread!

  • petunia says:
    April 15, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Petunia loves the photography!

  • manor de tilly says:
    April 15, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Sometimes the simplest food is the best. I’m trying it with some carmelized tomatoes.

  • deliciousfashion says:
    April 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    and what craft beer would you choose?

  • Marie says:
    April 23, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Boy does that look delicious!!!!!

  • Ron says:
    April 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    DiBruno’s, this looks outstanding!

  • AMES says:
    April 25, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    you should give lessons …i’d love to see your pantry

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