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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

  • Pumpernickel Bread
  • Thick Cut Bacon
  • Aged Gouda
  • Butter
  1. Butter your bread on one side for each slice 

  2. Cook up your bacon! I like it nice and crisp

  3. Slice your cheese

  4. 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! 

  5. 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!


20 Responses

    1. 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!

  1. 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!

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Hi! I'm Bree

In my day-job, I teach amazing individuals how to make money with their blog and social media! I started blogging back in 2010 as a hobby, and it turned into my dream job—helping women make their own money on their own terms. Blogging became a job that I love—now, I’m back to use this online journal as a fun place to document my life so I can look back 20 years from now and remember all the magical things. 

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