Blueberry Cobbler & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Blueberry Cobbler & Bacon Grilled Cheese on LouiseMellor.com

Grilled cheese … I could stop right there and drift off into la la comfort food land ( yes it’s a place I frequent), but before I do, can we talk grilled cheese? Is there anything more soul satisfying than crispy buttery toasted bread oozing with melted cheese?  Before I became a fancy shmancy chef and started adding all kinds of goodies to my grilled cheese, I was just a little girl who walked home from school in the snow for lunch.  A little girl in love with white bread, butter, and sliced American cheese.

Blueberry Cobbler & Bacon Grilled Cheese on LouiseMellor.com

I grew up in the midwest, in the small town of Wheaton Illinois, a small suburb of Chicago.  One of my fondest memories is trudging home through the freezing snow, bundled from head to toe .  Piece by piece my mom would unravel me and once all of the  scarves, hats, jackets, and gloves hit the ground I could sit at the kitchen table to enjoy my lunch.  Lunch was usually 1 of 2 things , a piping hot plate of homemade french fries & ketchup or my favorite,  a melty grilled cheese sandwich and hot chocolate.

Blueberry Cobbler & Bacon  grilled cheese on LouiseMellor.comI was tickled when I was asked to participate in promoting the Great Midwest I LOVE GRILLED CHEESE recipe contest, it brought back so many great memories and reminded me of why I can never resist a grilled cheese sandwich or a slice of sharp cheddar on my apple pie (it’s a midwest thing).  I cannot explain to you how excited I was to sample so many delicious flavors of Great Midwest Cheese –   Apple Cinnamon Cheddar, Chipotle Cheddar, Mango Fire Cheddar, Caesar Jack, and then of course there was the Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar!  These are the kind of irresistible flavor combinations that could keep a girl like me up at night dreaming of recipes.  Choosing just one cheese to share with you was a hard decision, but once I tasted the Blueberry Cobbler, I knew it was the winner. The Blueberry Cobbler is a medium sharp cheddar with nutty Parmesan notes.  The highlight of the cheese is the slightly sweet flavor of the blueberries in the background,  you can see their bright purple flecks throughout the cheese – so pretty.   

In the grilled cheese sandwich the fresh blueberries warm inside while the cheese is melting and then  burst in your mouth when you take a bite. They taste warm and sweet on your tongue like cobbler or blueberry jam.  The bacon adds a little salty smokiness to the mix and the sour dough, well … it  just felt right.  Don’t get too excited and add too much bacon, the cheese is salty on its own and a little bacon goes a long way. This Blueberry Cobbler & Bacon Grilled Cheese is that sweet and savory cheesy sandwich you have been dreaming of.  I know it would WIN the contest for sure, except I don’t think I can enter …

A sweet and savory blueberry cobbler cheddar & bacon grilled cheese sandwich on LouiseMellor.com GEEZ LOUISE !

Why not come up with your own grilled cheese recipe and enter?  You could win the grand prize of a weekend trip to a city in the Great Midwest ,  one of 2 Cuisinart Panini Presses for the silver prizes or the bronze tier prizes consist of 5 winners that will win a grilled cheese cookbook.

Participants will be judged on;

1.The use of Great Midwest Cheese  

2.Taste

3.Creativity/Originality
To receive  BONUS points don’t forget to share your  participation on Facebook!   Be sure to tag @greatmidwest in your Facebook post!

For contest details and information on where you can purchase Great Midwest Cheese please visit GreatMidwestCheese.com  and Like them on Facebook.

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Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar & Bacon Grilled Cheese
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4 slices artisan sour dough bread
  • 4 Tablespoons of salted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces, about 1 full cup, Great Midwestern Blueberry Cobbler Cheddar, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries, rinsed and dried or 4 Tablespoons of blueberry fruit spread
  • 2 slices thick sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled into large pieces
Instructions
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet or a heavy bottomed cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Generously butter one side of each slice of bread.
  3. Sprinkle the unbuttered side of the bread with 1½ ounces of the shredded cheese and then arrange half of the blueberries over the cheese. Sprinkle the bacon and then cover the bacon and blueberries with the other 1½ ounces of cheese ( this will glue the sandwich together). Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side out. Each sandwich will have 3 ounces of cheese ⅛ of a cup of blueberries and 1 slice of bacon.
  4. Press the sandwich down and then carefully transfer to the hot skillet.
  5. Cook the sandwich for 1 - 2 minutes on each side or until each side is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  6. Serve warm

 

 

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