Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese SandwichThe grilled cheese sandwich! A statement of heavenly ooey, gooey toasted cheese and bread like in the Goat Cheese, Basil and Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich I’m sharing today.

There’s a technique to making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Don’t be fooled into thinking you can throw just any type of bread and cheese together and make the best possible sandwich. Making a great grilled cheese comes down to bread and cheese quality, types of both used in combination, cooking heat of the pan and browning factor.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese SandwichQuality is everything when picking ingredients for any type of cooking. The grilled cheese is no different. Think artisan bread, sliced to your preferred thickness. When picking your bread, think about what cheese you’re pairing with it. They should compliment each other.

Another nice thing about being able to slice your own bread is that you can customize the sandwiches to everyone’s tastes. Hubby likes thick slices and I like thinner, so it works well to slice our own bread.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese SandwichAs far as cheese, I like to use a mixture rather than just one. I’ve used just about any type of cheese you can think of in a grilled cheese. The one thing I do avoid is that presliced and plastic wrapped stuff. It’s just not the way to go.

Use a low cooking heat so your cheese has time to melt. If you use too high heat, the bread will burn way before the cheese has time to become ooey and gooey. Although, you could be like my hubby and believe burnt is a flavor! Apparently, burnt was his mom’s favorite cooking style while he grew up, so he has fond memories of burnt food.

Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese SandwichBurnt food aside, you definitely want your grilled cheese cooked low and slow so you end up with a beautiful golden brown toasted sandwich with lots of ooey, gooey cheese dripping over the edges.

Bread to cheese ratio is another important factor. Thinner bread equals less cheese and of course, just the opposite for thicker bread.

I also sometimes add veggies, meat, different types of cheese and fresh herbs. I tend to do savory grilled cheeses but you could also do sweet. It’s really up to your imagination and taste buds. Get creative, have fun and enjoy. That’s what cooking is all about.

So what is your favorite grilled cheese sandwich flavor?

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Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich Yum
Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich for the ultimate ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich that tastes like you're eating tomato soup in your sandwich.
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Servings
2 sandwiches
Ingredients
Servings
2 sandwiches
Ingredients
Simply Sophisticated Cooking | Goat Cheese, Basil, Tomato and Herb Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Instructions
  1. Preheat large skillet over low heat. Melt butter or pour olive oil into skillet.
  2. Lay the tomato and herb bread slices on a flat surface. Spread soft goat cheese on two of the slices. Layer the hard goat cheese and basil on the other slices. Press the bread slices together.
  3. Place sandwiches into the preheated skillet and slowly cook, turning occassionally so you can monitor the brownness and evenly heat the cheese. I like to press the sandwich down, squishing the bread slices together as well. But it's a personal preference. If you don't like it squished, don't.
  4. When sandwiches are at your desired doneness, remove to a plate. Allow grilled cheese sandwiches to rest a few mintues before eating so the cheese can set and cool a little so you don't burn your mouth.
  5. Serve warm.
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The Easiest Grilled Cheese from The Millennial Cook

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