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Cows Creamery Grilled Cheese and Smoked Bacon Sandwich

Courtesy of Flavours of Prince Edward Island cookbook
Credit: Chefs Jeff McCourt, Allan Williams and Austin Clement
Serves 8

Who doesn’t love a grilled cheese sandwich? Perfect on a cool day with a bowl of roasted tomato soup!

  • 18 slices oatmeal bread
  • 1 cup (250 ml) unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) apple jelly
  • 2 lb (1 kg) Cows Creamery Clothbound Cheddar or your favourite aged cheddar (grated)
  • 1 ½ lb (750 g) smoked bacon (cooked in whole slices, kept warm)

Generously coat each slice of bread in butter.

Turn all the slices over so that the dry side is facing up. Cover this side with a generous layer of apple jelly. Cover every second slice with a layer of grated cheddar. Place 6 slices of bacon on the cheddar and follow with another layer of cheese. Place the remaining jelly-coated slices jelly side down on top of the cheese. There should be 8 complete sandwiches with butter on both the outsides.

Heat a Panini grill, place each sandwich on the grill and close the lid. Cook for about 6 minutes until the outside is crisp and golden and the cheese is melted all the way through. If you don’t have a Panini grill, you can use a griddle or skillet, but you’ll have to carefully turn the sandwich over halfway through cooking.

Cows Creamery Grilled Cheese and Smoked Bacon Sandwich