A classic grilled cheese sandwich is one of the iconic foods of childhood. And while plenty of people still enjoy a basic grilled cheese, many are looking for ways to take their favorite sandwich from the kiddie table to the grownup table.
Of course, your choice of cheese is the key to the perfect sandwich. Different types of cheese will provide unique flavors and textures. Flavored cheese slices, such as Borden(r) Cheese Singles Sensations(r), lay a tasty foundation for a wide variety of sandwich toppings. And certain cheeses, such as Borden Grilled Cheese Melts, are made specifically for their creamy consistency when melted.
- Fresh or sun dried tomatoes
- Bacon or prosciutto
- Fresh herbs such as sage, basil, oregano or cilantro
- Roasted red peppers
- Caramelized onions
- Flavored cheese slices such as Southwest Pepperjack, Smoked Cheddar, or Applewood Bacon Cheddar
- Apple or pear slices
- Dijon or honey mustard
- Smoked or mesquite turkey
Experimenting with new ingredients can also dress up everybody’s favorite sandwich. Create your own signature sandwich with additions such as:
You can also change things up with different breads. Try pumpernickel, rye, seven-grain, sourdough or English muffin bread.
Here is a recipe to excite your taste buds—they use Borden Cheese, made by a 100% farmer-owned cooperative. That means that 100% of proceeds go back to American dairy farm families.
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Super Apple Ham-n-Cheese
2 slices whole grain bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon honey mustard
1 slice Borden Extra Sharp Cheddar Singles Sensations
2 large slices deli ham
1/2 apple, peeled and cut in thin slices
Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Then spread opposite side of bread with honey mustard. Place one slice of bread butter side down in skillet over medium heat. Layer one slice of cheese, ham and apple. Spread second piece of bread with honey mustard and place honey mustard side down on top of sandwich. Cook 6 – 7 minutes, flipping to ensure each side is golden brown and cheese is melted.