National Cheese Lovers Day 01/20 Plus Recipe
Call me crazy but I love a good grilled cheese but not just any ordinary grilled cheese. I like for my grilled cheese to include not one but many different gooey cheeses and why not add a little meat in with it. Today is National Cheese Lovers day and what better way to celebrate than with a delicious grilled cheese to warm the soul.
My hubby makes the best grilled cheese and knows just how I like them. My grilled cheese usually includes Monterrey and mild cheddar cheeses. Aside from the most important part, the cheese, hubby also adds warm honey ham and tops it with applewood smoked bacon.
Inspiration for my National Cheese Lovers Day grilled cheese comes from the Grilled Cheese & Beer book available on Amazon. While I have opted to enjoy a glass of Moscato with my grilled cheese a crisp Angry Orchard would have been icing on the cake. To discover other delicious grilled cheese recipes and perfect beer pairings grab your copy today.
Johnny Apple Cheese
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 4 slices Adirondack cheddar cheese
- 1 granny smith apple
- 3 strips of bacon
Directions: Grease one side of each slice of bread and place in a pan on medium heat, greased side down. Place the cheddar on the bread so that all of the bread is covered. Thinly slice the granny smith apple and place it on one slice of bread so the cheese and bread are completely covered. Add bacon strips to the other slice of bread and cheese. Once the cheese is melted, put the sandwich together and tada! You are all set.
Beer Pairing: This one has a lot to work with for something so simple. A good European-style lager will do well to complement the sharpness of the cheddar and the smoky flavor from the bacon. Heineken and Grolsch would both do fine, but for those looking to accentuate the apple, why not try it with a cider? Although not beer, anyone trying this on a warm sunny day shouldn’t shy away from a nice Angry Orchard or Naked Flock to hit the notes a beer wouldn’t.