There are just some things that get better with age. Wine. Cast-Iron skillets. Jane Austen. Hardwood floors. Maturity. My grammar skills. Cheese.
You might be wondering how a grilled cheese can get better with age??? Let me first begin by saying this: I am NOT suggesting you make your sandwich and let it age for a year. Honestly, I’m not quite sure what would happen…expect for mold. ha. Today, I’m suggesting certain foods get better as YOU age. I, for one, know this is true. My pallet has certainly developed (I mean, hello! Mom, I totally posted a TOMATO SOUP yesterday!) So, I’m here to suggest we take our newfound loves and add them to our childhood favorites!
Yesterday, I mentioned that I’ve been craving comfort food. And honestly, what can be more comforting than homemade tomato soup and a yummy grilled cheese?
The answer is simple. NOTHING.
For now, I’m going to stop rambling so that you can enjoy this masterpiece. Two of my favorite cheeses decided to meet up with my favorite pork. Then, they all joined up with my other close friend, rosemary bread. You won’t find a “secret” sauce here. I’m just letting these four guys play together.
It’s quite magical.
Manchego, Mozzarella & Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich (print recipe)
Serves 2 - Prep Time: 5 minutes - Cook Time: 10 minutes
4 thick slices, Rosemary Bread (other white breads are fine)
4 think Bacon Slices, pre-cooked
Fresh Mozzarella, sliced into strips
Manchego (I used 9-month aged), sliced into strips
1 Tbsp. Butter
- Begin by building your sandwiches. Layer enough Mozzerella on on piece of bread until completely covered. Add bacon, then Manchego. Add another bread slice to create your sandwich.
- Add the butter to your grill-pan over medium heat (a regular skillet works just fine!) and let melt. Once the butter has melted, tilt the pan in several different directions (using the handle). You want to make sure the entire pan is covered for even cooking.
- Add the sandwiches to the pan. Place another pan on stop of sandwiches for weight (I put my iron skillet + my sugar container). Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until cheese is completely melted. Enjoy alone or with soup!
Super easy. These will absolutely be made again in my near future!