Hello, 36th Avenue friends! I’m so happy to be here today, sharing one of my all-time FAVORITE sandwiches with you!! I am a true grilled cheese lover, and not only is it one of my favorite things to make at home, but it’s one of my favorite things to order at a restaurant!
I know – you might be wondering who orders grilled cheese at a restaurant – but they really know how to do it up!! Restaurants load their grilled cheese with all sorts of goodness…and this Grilled 4-Cheese Sandwich was inspired by one of the best I’ve ever had!
Okay, so what do I love about grilled cheese? I love that it’s easy to make and that I pretty much ALWAYS have the ingredients for it! I love that there are endless variations to it, and that you can make it taste completely different just by switching up the ingredients! I love that it’s something my entire family will eat…and enjoy! And I love that it’s delicious year-round! In the winter I pair it with roasted tomato-red pepper soup, and in the summer I pair it with a salad or fresh fruit. Either way, it’s a perfect option for lunch or dinner.
What makes this sandwich better than any I have ever tasted is the CHEESE! (What can I say….I’m from Wisconsin!) Clearly, from the name of it, this sandwich has not one, but FOUR different kinds of cheese! And they pair together perfectly, each bringing a little something different to the table. The gouda brings a delicious smokiness, the dill havarti brings a pop or flavor, the fontina is rich and creamy, and the American melts amazingly well. Add sliced avocado (my favorite) and oven-roasted tomatoes drizzled with olive oil… and you have yourself one AMAZING sandwich!
As for the bread, I opted for one of our favorite whole grain sandwich breads….but you can use whatever kind you like best. The only other thing you need is a little butter or olive oil to make the bread nice and crispy, and you’re all set! Restaurant style grilled cheese at home! I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I promise it will not disappoint!
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 1 tsp. butter
- Smoked Gouda cheese
- Dill Havarti cheese
- Fontina cheese American cheese
- 1 Roma tomato, sliced and oven roasted
- ½ avocado, sliced dash of dried dill
- Drizzle sliced Roma tomato with olive oil and roast in 400 degree oven until blistered.
- Assemble sandwich by layering cheeses (to taste), avocado slices, dried dill, and bread.
- Melt ½ tsp. butter on griddle and grill sandwich over medium heat until bread is golden brown and cheese is melted.
- Add roasted tomatoes before serving.
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