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Ultimate Grilled Cheese from Lemony Thyme

This might be a good time to share that every recipe posted on Lemony Thyme has been made in our kitchen and put through the family taste test, which on most days is my husband B and myself.  Have you been keeping track of the number of grilled cheese sandwiches we’ve eaten over the past 30 days?  It’s a lot.

I went into the month of April with 17 grilled cheese recipes in the archives.  Simple math said we’d need to make 13 more to accomplish my goal of sharing one-a-day for 30 days.  I started out pretty strong introducing some new favorites like Strawberry, Basil & Brie and Roasted Lobster & Corn Cake.

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As we entered the 4th week and approached the finish line I began to run out of steam.  One text message to the younger generation of our foodie family and within mere minutes I had four must-make recipes that have since been published.  Yet I was still coming up one short.  “One-a-day for 29 days” didn’t have the same ring as 30 days.

Me & BSo I turned to my awesome guy B, who despite his efforts to eat right and exercise has tested every grilled cheese sandwich I put in front of him…even if they weren’t his cup of tea.  And while he always gives frank and honest feedback, I didn’t really know what his Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich would be.

I sent him a text message and asked.

And I waited.  No reply.  Had he reached his grilled cheese limit?

When I walked through the door that evening he said, “I’ve been thinking about it and while all these artisan grilled cheeses have been fun, for me a grilled cheese should be all about the cheese and the bread.  So my ultimate would use Amish butter, Amish cheddar, Havarti, Muenster and Monterey Jack.  And it would be made on sour dough bread.”  God I love him.

He followed up with, “I realize we don’t have access to the Amish butter and cheese so we’ll have to pretend.”  What he didn’t know was that the Country Store in town had just started offering both.  Hehe.  He’s gonna love me.

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This was one cheesy sandwich.  I may have overloaded them slightly.  There are worse problems to have.  Personally I think B’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich was the perfect way to wrap up our 30 Day Grilled Cheese Palooza.

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B's Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Serves: 2
  • 4 slices sour dough bread
  • Amish butter
  • 2 ounces Amish Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 slices Muenster cheese
  • 2 slices Havarti cheese
Skillet method...
  1. Butter sour dough slices. Top with cheeses. Pan grill until cheese has melted.
Oven method...
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pan grill the buttered bread slices in an oven-proof skillet on the stovetop until golden. Top with cheeses. Place in oven and immediately turn off heat. Leave in oven for 10 minutes. Cheese will be melted.


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