Cheese is a love language in my family. One of our favorite things is to make charcuterie boards on the weekends and enjoy them while we’re all playing cards. 7’s (aka “oh hell”), spades, the dominos train game, and “May-I” are family favorites. My dad is the one that started this cheese love affair. He has made it a point of no matter where he lives to go visit the cheese counter at the local grocery store so often that he finds a cheese person working there on the weekends and becomes friends. My dad is also a very chatty person and could talk to anyone.
So, we were talking one day, over cheese I’m sure and came up with the idea of making a bunch of different gourmet grilled cheese. He knew it was going to go on the blog, so we took pictures together and had just a little bit of fun, as you can tell from the pictures below. He was pretending he was on a TV show and demonstrating how to butter bread.
My dad and mom are both online quite a bit, I’m pretty lucky that they both have an understanding of how blogging and social media work. If you’re into guns, my dad has a gun channel where he takes apart, cleans, and puts guns back together. I do not understand it at all. Then, my mom has a blog where she talks about fashion, lifestyle, and travel!
So, we have a couple of gourmet grilled cheese recipes I’ll be sharing with you guys this month! First up is pumpernickel, bacon, and gouda… just look at that gouda oozing out of the bread. Sooooo good.
Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Pumpernickel, Bacon & Gouda
- Pumpernickel Bread
- Thick Cut Bacon
- Aged Gouda
Butter your bread on one side for each slice
Cook up your bacon! I like it nice and crisp
Slice your cheese
Heat up your skillet (medium heat is great) and then lay one slice of bread butter side down. Place your cheese in a nice layer and then top with bacon and the other slice of bread, butter side up this time!
Place the lid over your skillet and watch for your cheese to start melting. After about 6 minutes you’ll flip your sandwich over and then cook for another 4-6 minutes. You’ll know it’s ready when your bread is crisped and your cheese is super melty and starting to ooze out!
What’s your favorite type of grilled cheese? I’ve got another gourmet grilled cheese coming up soon, but give me your ideas for my next one! If you loved this post, I would love it if you shared it on Pinterest using the image below!