Grilled Cheese & Pear Sandwich

As I’ve mentioned before, this time of year is the perfect time for sweet pears.  Today I’m making a great mix of sweet and savory in an easy to make grilled cheese and pear sandwich.  I’m not talking about plain white sliced bread and a slice of “American” cheese food. Think complex flavors and textures. There are 3 things to consider when trying to elevate a simple grilled cheese sandwich: 1. choice of bread and cheese  2. ripeness of pear and 3. any additions and condiments to make it your own.   You can use a hearty whole grain bread, multi-grain bread, French bread, or whatever grabs your fancy at the bakery.   Slightly stale works best. You also have so many choices for cheese.  Try brie, blue cheese, goat’s cheese, feta, mozzarella, or sharp cheddar.  Each cheese has its own unique flavor. You can do small thin slices or grate and sprinkle cheese on the bread.

Read More