This recipe is a combination of many grilled cheese recipes that I have tried and has resulted in the truly ultimate grilled cheese. Clearly cooking the sandwich over a medium low heat (or setting if you are using a panini grill like I do), but also using mayonnaise instead of butter to oil the bread against sticking to the pan or grill. I also love this sandwich using Camembert cheese (AOP of course), although it works well with many others including Compte, Provalone and Mozzarella.
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1 round of Camembert
- 8 slices of bread
- Spread the Dijon mustard using a spatula evenly on the insides of the bread.
- Cut the round of Camembert into 4 pieces and then thinly slice the Camembert cheese into ¼ inch thick slices. Layer the cheese on the bread and cover with the other slice of bread.
- Spread the mayonnaise using a spatula on the outsider side of the top of the sandwich. Make sure the mayonnaise is evenly spread.
- Once the pan is heated to a medium low temperature or the panini grill has heated up to a setting around 5 place the sandwich mayonnaise side down in the pan/grill. Spread the mayonnaise using a spatula on the remaining outsider side of the sandwich.
- Grill the sandwich until the cheese has throughly melted and the outside of the sandwich is a golden brown (with grill marks if you are using a panini grill).
- Transfer the sandwiches to a cutting board and slice in half with a knife, serve warm.
- Using a suggestion from the Susan Herrmann Loomis recipe “Camembert Burger” you can create an apple and onion compote.
- Substitute the Camembert with Mozzarella and use some previously grilled tomatoes (which have been throughly dried after grilled by sitting on paper towel). Instead of dijon use a good pesto sauce. Voila you have a combination of a fresh summer pizza with a grilled cheese.
- Substitute the Camembert with Comte or Gouda and use some previously grilled vegetable such as zucchini or eggplant. Try using a tarragon mustard instead of the dijon.