07/16/16
The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese SandwichI 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!

Chef Perry
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The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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.

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Layer 2 pieces of the bread with cheese slices and chopped basil.

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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.

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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!

 Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich


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To serve, cut in half and serve hot, maybe with a drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar.

The Ultimate Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

04/6/15

The Perfect Turkey Sandwich

perfect turkey sandwich recipe

I do love me a good turkey sandwich. Lean smoked turkey, some top-notch extra sharp cheddar, double smoked bacon….oh yeah.

Here’s how we do it at my house…

2 slices Dave’s Killer Bread (21 Grain)
4 sliced mesquite smoked turkey breast
2 oz Cabot Extra Sharp Cheddar (about 4 thin slices)
2 thick slices double-smoked apple-wood bacon, warm.
1 Tbs. Just Mayo
Dash or two of Balsamic Vinaigrette
1/4 cup mixed baby greens

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Spread Just Mayo evenly on each slice of bread. Toss greens with vinaigrette.

Stack greens and remaining ingredients on the bread, top with the remaining slice of bread, and slice the sandwich in half.

Serve with a cup of soup, or a small tossed salad.

Perfect Turkey Sandwich

*Disclaimer: while I receive products, including the cheese used in this recipe, free from this vendor. I am under no obligation, real or implied, to provide any review, positive or otherwise, in return. The opinions put forth in this post are strictly my own, and are in no way influenced by how I obtained this product.

05/16/14

Garden Scramble with “Everything Bagel” Cheddar

As part of the Cabot Creamery “Cheese Board”, I’m lucky enough to get a box of goodies delivered to my door once a month!

Cabot Cheese BoardYesterday I was once again greeted by the friendly FedEx man with a box filled with lots of great stuff. A heavy canvas shopping bag (look out Farmer’s Market!), a snazzy wine-bottle multi-tool, a huge dish cloth, and, of course, some more amazing cheeses!

Of the three samples I received this time, the “Everything Bagel Cheddar Cheese” caught my eye, and got my mouth watering.

I do love me a good everything bagel, and cheese is, of course, one of my favorite food groups, so the thought of combining the two…had my attention.

Cabot Everything Bagel Cheddar

Of course, Cabot nailed it. It’s exactly what a really good everything bagel would taste like, if topped with a thick slice of excellent white cheddar. Lovely stuff!

After I recovered from my initial swoon, my first thought was,”This would make some killer eggs!”

I was right…

Everything Bagel Scramble

Garden Scramble with “Everything Bagel” Cheddar

3 farm-fresh eggs
2 Tbsp. milk or cream
2 Tbs. butter, divided
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 cup each red/yellow/orange bell pepper
Dash of salt & pepper
1 Tbs. fresh parsley, divided
1 Tbs. fresh cilantro, divided
2 tsp. fresh chives, divided
3 oz. Cabot “Everything Bagel” Cheddar Cheese
1 round of flatbread (optional)

Mise en Place:

Whisk eggs until just combined, with milk, and a dash of salt and pepper. Mince garlic, dice peppers, and chop fresh herbs. Cut cheddar into 1/4 inch dice. Warm flatbread. Toss herbs to combine.

Prepare the Dish:

In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat and saute garlic, peppers, and 1/2 of the mixed herbs, until peppers just begin to soften. Remove from skillet, set aside and keep warm.

Add remaining butter to the skillet. When butter is hot, pour in the egg mixture and shake the pan until eggs are mostly set (see our post on Perfect Scrambled Eggs, here!)  Next, add the sauteed veggie, herb mixture and cheese cubes, toss, remove eggs from heat and cover until cheese has melted.

To serve, divide scramble between two plates, top with remaining pepper mixture and fresh herbs, and serve with warm flatbread.

Eating in the garden is optional.

Enjoy!

Chef Perry
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