There's nothing wrong with a classic grilled cheese — the formula's been around forever for good reason. On the other hand, it's a formula that lends itself to new flavors so well. Take, for example, this Tangy Balsamic Peach Gouda Grilled Cheese. Alexandra made one for her longtime friend Katherine, who recently moved to her neighborhood after years spent living abroad. It uses Arla® Sliced Gouda for its mildly nutty flavor, which teams up brilliantly with fresh, juicy peach slices and the tangy-sweet balsamic glaze. It's also made with no added hormones,* artificial flavors, or preservatives — something that Alexandra is thinking about more now as a new mom.
As grilled cheeses go, this one's a far cry from the white bread and American cheese version we grew up with, yet it will still take you right back to those days.
Alexandra told us that for her, grilled cheese is the feeling of being home:
And she chose to share her Tangy Balsamic Peach Gouda Grilled Cheese with her friend Katherine:
What did they think about this spin on a grilled cheese?
Tangy Balsamic Peach Gouda Grilled Cheese
4 slices Arla® Gouda Sliced Cheese
1 medium peach, pitted and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 teaspoons balsamic glaze
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh baby spinach
1 tablespoon butter or bacon grease
Place 2 slices of the bread on a work surface. Places 2 slices of Arla® Gouda Sliced Cheese on each slice of the bread. Place with the peach slices on top of the cheese, then drizzle with the balsamic glaze. Top with the spinach, then the bacon. Close the sandwiches with the remaining 2 slices of bread.
Melt the butter or bacon grease in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the bottoms are golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the sandwiches, cover again, and cook until the second side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes more. Cut in half if desired.
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