April is Grilled Cheese month and Jarlsberg is having fun by creating a Grilled Cheese event on Kitchen Play. I was excited to be picked to participate in the April 2011 Side Car Series Event and was challenged to create a grilled cheese sandwich recipe using Jarlsberg cheese.
I love cheese and knew immediately what I wanted my grilled cheese sandwich to consist of. Nothing goes better with cheese than wine jelly. So I created a grilled cheese and jelly sandwich with caramelized onions and bacon.
You get the whole sweet, salty, smokey thing going on all in one grilled cheese sandwich.
I used Jarlsberg cheese, a mild semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk. It has a rich, buttery texture with a mild, nutty flavor. It’s a very versatile cheese, making it an ideal choice for cheese platters, salads, and an excellent ingredient in hot dishes, like a grilled cheese sandwich.
I paired it up with my Homemade Vanilla Pear Jam but you can use your favorite jam or jelly. Then just by adding caramelized onions and bacon, you take it over the top.
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Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwich with Caramelized Onions & Bacon
- 4 slices of bread
- 4 slices of Jarlsberg cheese
- 2 teaspoons of jelly
- 1 onion, sliced and caramelized. (directions below)
- 2 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Spread jelly on two slices of bread. Top with 2 cheese slices, half the onions, and 2 slices of bacon. Place second piece of bread on top and spread both sides of sandwich with butter. Grill until bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Slice in half and enjoy!
To caramelize onions:
- Cut onions into slices.
- Heat butter or combination of butter and oil in heavy skillet.
- Add onions and a small amount of sugar (optional) and slowly cook over medium heat.
- Cook until onions are caramel colored, stirring often, 30 to 40 minutes.
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