Gourmet Grilled Cheese: Pumpernickel, Bacon, & Gouda


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

4.75 from 4 votes


  • Pumpernickel Bread
  • Thick Cut Bacon
  • Aged Gouda
  • Butter


  • 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!


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  • Reply Emily

    4 stars
    Umm…yes please!! Getting the ingredients tonight!!

    June 20, 2019 at 12:34 pm
    • Reply

      Yay!! Tag me so I can see!

      June 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Morrison

    5 stars
    This sounds amazing!! You don’t hear about pumpernickel any more, but it is such a great and flavorful bread! Thanks for the inspiration!

    June 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm
    • Reply

      Oh my gosh, I know! My dad is the one that suggested it, I don’t think I would’ve ever picked it up, but I’m glad we did!

      June 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Melanie Nielson

    YUM!! I seriously can’t wait to mix this! It looks soooo good!

    June 20, 2019 at 11:47 pm
    • Reply

      Aww thanks Melanie! Be sure to tag me if you make it, can’t wait to see.

      June 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm
  • Reply Damico Brown

    I know what I’m having for lunch today!

    June 21, 2019 at 6:39 am
    • Reply

      YAY! You’re going to love it.

      June 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Ishah

    5 stars
    We recently bought our first panini press and have been completely obsessed with making different variations of sandwiches! Our favorite thus far is grilled chicken with gouda, avocado and bacon. Tried pumpernickel bread and it made it better!

    June 21, 2019 at 11:51 am
    • Reply

      OMG that sounds delicious! I think I need to invest in a panini maker soon!

      June 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Crystal // Dreams, etc.

    I love seeing different grilled cheese combos. This sounds delish!

    June 21, 2019 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Crystal! Tag me if you make it!

      June 21, 2019 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply jenna | the urben life

    Fancy grilled cheese sammies are THE BEST!! I love this flavor combo :)

    June 21, 2019 at 2:46 pm
    • Reply

      Tag me if you make it! Dreaming up more combinations now.

      June 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply Rach

    5 stars
    Omg my dream grilled cheese!! Gouda is so yummy and you had me at bacon.

    June 21, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    • Reply

      Yes, girl yes! Gouda is so goooda is what my family always jokes. #cheesey

      June 21, 2019 at 4:38 pm
  • Reply jehava

    This looks amazing!

    June 22, 2019 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply

      It was so delicious!

      June 26, 2019 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Jalisa Harris

    OOhh that looks heavenly. I love me a gooey grilled cheese.

    June 23, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    • Reply

      Sameee friend! I could go for one today for sure.

      June 26, 2019 at 8:56 am

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