I love Cabot cheese. I think you KNOW that I love Cabot cheese.
As a member of their “Cheese Board” (get it?) I get regular deliveries of cheesy goodies on my doorstep. Which, let’s face it, is pretty freakin’ awesome.
Recently, this box from Heaven contained a cheese I hadn’t tried before. A “Tomato-Basil” Cheddar.
Now, another thing I love is all things caprese (tomato/mozzarella/basil), so when I saw this lovely block of white cheddar labeled “Tomato-Basil”, it didn’t event require a second thought…
What could possible be better for the Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich?
Yeah, it rocked.
Oh, and if you can find this “Everything” Italian bread…it was amazing!
MY KITCHEN Outreach Program
The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich
4 thick slices of rustic artisan bread (your choice)
3.5 oz Cabot Tomato Basil Cheddar Cheese (sliced ½ inch thick)
1 firm beefsteak tomato, sliced
10 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
1-2 Tbsp. butter, melted
Coarse sea salt, to taste
Brush each sliced of bread (both sides) with a little olive oil.
Layer 2 pieces of the bread with cheese slices and chopped basil.
Pre-heat a nonstick pan over medium-low heat, and drizzle with a melted butter. Grill sandwiches until golden brown, add tomato, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt, to taste.
Top both pieces with remaining bread, flip and grill until cheese has melted.
DO NOT cover the pan with a lid to melt cheese, it will make your bread soggy!
Plus, you’ll be helping us teach nutrition, shopping, and hands-on cooking classes to at-risk kids, in our MY KITCHEN Outreach Program.
To serve, cut in half and serve hot, maybe with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar.