What is it about grilled cheese that brings people together? For Sabrina's daughters, one in fifth grade and the other in preschool, it's the rare thing that can be agreed upon by two girls at different stages of childhood. And seeing the two hang out makes Sabrina happy. She and her daughters made a Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese, replacing the traditional mozzarella with fontina and gouda — a little punchy and a little nutty, respectively, but still relatively mild.
Both the Fontina and Gouda are Arla® Sliced Cheeses since they're made with no synthetic hormones,* artificial flavors, or preservatives. The cheeses melt into a fresh tomato salsa on hearty white bread, reminiscent of a kid-friendly pizza margherita — but with no need for the oven.
Grilled cheese was a comfort food for Sabrina when she was young, and she's giving her daughters that same warm feeling:
So was the Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese a hit with the girls?
Margherita Pizza Grilled Cheese
1 medium tomato (about 8 ounces), medium dice
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 slices hearty white bread
2 slices Arla® Gouda Sliced Cheese
2 slices Arla® Fontina Sliced Cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a medium bowl, stir together the tomato, red onion, basil, and salt.
Top 2 slices of the bread with a slice each of Arla® Gouda Sliced Cheese and Arla® Fontina Sliced cheese. Top the cheese with 1/4 cup of the tomato salsa, then top with the second slice of bread.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the assembled sandwiches and cover. Cook until the first side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the sandwiches, then cover and cook until golden brown on the second side, another 3 to 4 minutes. Serve warm.
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